Times of Oman
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Genetic cause of eczema
December 25, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Researchers have uncovered a genetic cause of a type of eczema most common in infancy that also affects millions of adults around the world with dry, itchy and inflamed skin lesions. The findings may open the way to new therapies for this frustrating syndrome, known as atopic dermatitis, which is difficult to treat and has no known cure.

Eczema is also related to, and can sometimes cause, asthma, a potentially deadly immune dysfunction.

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