Last updated on March 2015

Food Allergy, Phenotype, Regulation and Development of the Immune System in Adult Atopic Dermatitis Patients


Brief description of study

Food Allergy, Phenotype, Regulation and Development of the Immune System in Adult Atopic Dermatitis Patients

Detailed Study Description

Atopic dermatitis (AD), which is also known as eczema, is a common chronic, relapsing skin condition associated with intense skin itching and rash, which can impact most aspects of everyday life. The exact cause of the disease is not fully known, but it involves an imbalance of the immune system as well as skin barrier impairment. Several environmental factors have been described to worsen eczema. These include irritants, foods and environmental allergens. The relationship between food allergies and atopic eczema is not understood.

This study hopes to improve our understanding of how the immune system acts in eczema, allergic skin responses to foods and the relationship between food and eczema in adult patients. Hopefully, the results will increase our knowledge of the relationship between food allergies and eczema and lead to medical treatment development.

Clinical Study Identifier: TX140295

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The Rockefeller University Hospital

The Rockefeller University Hospital
New York, NY USA
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