A family study of atopic dermatitis

@article{Kster2004AFS,
  title={A family study of atopic dermatitis},
  author={W. K{\"u}ster and M. Petersen and E. Christophers and M. Goos and W. Sterry},
  journal={Archives of Dermatological Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={282},
  pages={98-102}
}
  • W. Küster, M. Petersen, +2 authors W. Sterry
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Archives of Dermatological Research
  • SummaryThe history of 188 Caucasian patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) and of 2,151 family members has been analyzed. Of the AD patients 48% suffered from respiratory atopy (36% rhinitis, 28% asthma, and 15% both). AD showed by far the earliest onset of all atopic diseases: 50% of our patients had skin lesions before the age of 2 years and 60% before the age of 5 years. In contrast, symptoms of allergic asthma developed in 40% of AD patients before the age of 5 years in comparison with only… CONTINUE READING
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