Associations between air pollution, climate factors and outpatient visits for eczema in West China Hospital, Chengdu, south‐western China: a time series analysis

Associations between air pollution, climate factors and outpatient visits for eczema in West... IntroductionEczema is one of the most common inflammatory dermatoses characterized by erythema, scales, vesicles, crusts, pruritus and a chronic course of exacerbations and remissions. Its high prevalence puts a considerable burden on both eczema sufferers and society and negatively impacts the quality of life for a large number of individuals. Several studies documented that the prevalence of eczema has increased rapidly worldwide in the past 20 years, and a significant growing number of eczema patients imply eczema is becoming a major public health problem given the huge population of China.Eczema is usually caused by allergic contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis. Some studies have shown that lots of internal and external factors provoked eczematous lesions, including genetic predisposition, stress, infections, food intake, inhalant allergens and other daily objects. A growing body of literature supported that the environmental factors such as temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and air pollutants may play important roles in the exacerbation of eczematous rashes. Several studies suggested that seasonal climate changes might lead to the seasonal variation of prevalence and clinical features in eczema. A study in Shanghai provided evidence that high temperature and low relative humidity could increase the incidence of eczema.However, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology Wiley

Associations between air pollution, climate factors and outpatient visits for eczema in West China Hospital, Chengdu, south‐western China: a time series analysis

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Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
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Copyright © 2018 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
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0926-9959
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1468-3083
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10.1111/jdv.14730
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IntroductionEczema is one of the most common inflammatory dermatoses characterized by erythema, scales, vesicles, crusts, pruritus and a chronic course of exacerbations and remissions. Its high prevalence puts a considerable burden on both eczema sufferers and society and negatively impacts the quality of life for a large number of individuals. Several studies documented that the prevalence of eczema has increased rapidly worldwide in the past 20 years, and a significant growing number of eczema patients imply eczema is becoming a major public health problem given the huge population of China.Eczema is usually caused by allergic contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis. Some studies have shown that lots of internal and external factors provoked eczematous lesions, including genetic predisposition, stress, infections, food intake, inhalant allergens and other daily objects. A growing body of literature supported that the environmental factors such as temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and air pollutants may play important roles in the exacerbation of eczematous rashes. Several studies suggested that seasonal climate changes might lead to the seasonal variation of prevalence and clinical features in eczema. A study in Shanghai provided evidence that high temperature and low relative humidity could increase the incidence of eczema.However,

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Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & VenereologyWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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