An adult with atopic dermatitis and repeated short-term fasting.

  title={An adult with atopic dermatitis and repeated short-term fasting.},
  author={Harunobu Nakamura and Kaori Shimoji and Katsuyasu Kouda and Rikio Tokunaga and Hiroichi Takeuchi},
  journal={Journal of physiological anthropology and applied human science},
  volume={22 5},
It has been reported that nutritional stress, such as short-term fasting and long-term energy restriction, has a suppressive effect on allergic dermatitis in experimental animals. Furthermore, clinical study has demonstrated a positive association between weight loss by low-energy diet and improvement in patients with atopic dermatitis. In this report, a 23-year-old female with atopic dermatitis received a treatment of repeated short-term fasting. 24-hour fasting was conducted once a week for a… 

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