Topical application of Chinese herbal medicine for atopic eczema: a systematic review with a meta-analysis.

@article{Gu2014TopicalAO,
  title={Topical application of Chinese herbal medicine for atopic eczema: a systematic review with a meta-analysis.},
  author={S X Gu and Angela Weihong Yang and Chun Guang Li and Chuan-jian Lu and Charlie Changli Xue},
  journal={Dermatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={228 4},
  pages={294-302}
}
BACKGROUND Atopic eczema (AE) affects 10-20% of children in industrialised countries. OBJECTIVE This review systematically evaluated the effects and safety of topical use of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for AE. METHODS Randomised controlled trials on topical use of CHM were identified through searching electronic databases. Their risk of bias was assessed. Meta-analysis was conducted by employing the RevMan 5.2 software. RESULTS Ten studies involving 1,058 participants were included… CONTINUE READING