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Breast-feeding and atopic eczema dermatitis syndrome: protective or harmful?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15245357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Numerous studies have addressed the potential of breast-feeding to protect for the development of allergic diseases, and in particular of atopic eczema dermatitis syndrome (AEDS). Although the majority of studies, as well as several meta-analyses, are strongly in favour of breast-feeding, there are some conflicting results and open issues. Furthermore, breast-feeding might be detrimental in a subgroup of young infants with severe early manifestations of AEDS and immunoglobulin E sensitizations to common foods. The aim of this review is not to analyse systematically the current literature, but to suggest a scientifically and clinically based analysis of the benefits of breast-feeding in atopic infants.
P A Eigenmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Allergy     Volume:  59 Suppl 78     ISSN:  0105-4538     ISO Abbreviation:  Allergy     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-12     Completed Date:  2004-11-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7804028     Medline TA:  Allergy     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2004 Blackwell Munksgaard
Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding* / adverse effects
Dermatitis, Atopic / immunology,  prevention & control*
Immunoglobulin A, Secretory / analysis
Milk, Human / immunology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin A, Secretory

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