Key PointsQuestionAre there patterns of atopic eczema activity that continue into adulthood? FindingsAmong 30 905 participants evaluated from birth into midlife, 4 patterns of activity for atopic eczema were identified across ages: high probability, decreasing, increasing, and low probability. Early life factors did not differentiate the high from the decreasing subtype, and the subtype with increasing probability of activity had the highest risk of poor self-reported health in midlife. MeaningThe probability of atopic eczema remains high into adulthood for a subgroup of patients but decreases for others; a newly identified subgroup with increasing probability of activity in adulthood warrants additional research.
JAMA Dermatology – American Medical Association
Published: Oct 1, 2021