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Investigators at Technical University Discuss Findings in Eczema


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08-23-13

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week -- New research on Skin Diseases and Conditions is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating from Munich, Germany, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "BackgroundRecent studies have yielded heterogeneous results regarding the relationship between vitamin D and atopic conditions. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between serum vitamin D level and the prevalence of eczema in German children and adolescents."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Technical University, "MethodsData were drawn for children aged 1-17 from the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS), a nationwide cross-sectional representative survey. 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) serum concentration was measured in 9838 individuals with eczema and categorized into quartiles. We investigated the association of vitamin D level and eczema by means of logistic regression models. ResultsWeighted prevalence of eczema was 13.5% (95% confidence interval (CI) 12.6-14.4%). Mean vitamin D level was significantly higher in those with eczema compared with those without (P <0.0001). Logistic regression revealed an inverse association between low levels of vitamin D and eczema (multivariate OR for quartile 1 vs quartile 2:0.76 (95% CI 0.61-0.94)). ConclusionsThis study suggests that low serum vitamin D level is inversely associated with eczema in German children and adolescents."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Prospective studies are required to confirm this result, to discuss a potential opportunity for prevention of eczema."

For more information on this research see: Low vitamin D serum level is inversely associated with eczema in children and adolescents in Germany. Allergy, 2013;68(7):906-910. Allergy can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Allergy - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1398-9995)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting I. Heimbeck, Technical University of Munich, Klinikum Rechts Isar, Inst Med Stat & Epidemiol, Munich, Germany. Additional authors for this research include M. Wjst and C.J. Apfelbacher (see also Skin Diseases and Conditions).

Keywords for this news article include: Munich, Europe, Germany, Dermatitis, Dermatology, Eczematous Skin Diseases, Clinical Trials and Studies, Skin Diseases and Conditions

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