publication . Article . 2011

Association between obesity and atopic dermatitis in childhood: A case-control study

Jonathan I. Silverberg; Edward Kleiman; Hadar Lev-Tov; Nanette B. Silverberg; Helen G. Durkin; Rauno Joks; Tamar A. Smith-Norowitz;
  • Published: 17 Mar 2011 Journal: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, volume 127, pages 1,180-11,860 (issn: 0091-6749, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Background Obesity in children is associated with increased asthma and atopy. Objective We sought to determine whether obesity in childhood or adolescence increases the risk of atopic dermatitis. Methods This retrospective, practice-based, case-control study randomly sampled 414 children and adolescents (age, 1-21 years) with atopic dermatitis between January 2000 and December 2007 and 828 randomly sampled healthy control subjects. Information was obtained from an electronic medical record. Observations were made before the a priori hypothesis. Results Obesity in children is associated with increased atopic dermatitis (conditional logistic regression: odds ratio...
Medical Subject Headings: body regions
free text keywords: Immunology, Immunology and Allergy, Atopic dermatitis, medicine.disease, medicine, Odds ratio, Overweight, medicine.symptom, Allergy, Atopy, Case-control study, Risk factor, business.industry, business, Asthma
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