Causes of Atopic dermatitis

Causes of Atopic dermatitis


The Immune System’s Role

The Inherited Barrier Defect

The Microbiome’s Role

Role of Infections

Allergens and Eczema

Stress and Climate

Atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema, is a skin condition with complex causes. It’s not attributed to a single factor, but rather a combination of factors, making it a multifaceted condition. Scientists are actively exploring various theories to uncover its underlying mechanisms.

Atopy refers to a genetic tendency toward asthma, eczema, and hay fever. It involves an overactive immune response to environmental triggers. While atopy is mostly inherited, not everyone with a family history develops eczema, and vice versa.

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