Climate change aggravates atopic dermatitis

Climatic hazards associated with greenhouse gas emissions may exacerbate atopic dermatitis, including severity and flares, while increasing its prevalence and related health care utilization, according to a review published in Allergy.
However, there is a lack of data from the regions of the world most at risk for additional climatic hazards, Katrina Abuabara, MD, MA, MSCE, associate professor of dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues wrote.
“Atopic dermatitis, a.k.a. eczema, is particularly sensitive to climatic factors,” Abuabara, who is also an

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