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Homeopathic treatment of Japanese patients with intractable atopic dermatitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12725253     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of homeopathic treatment of intractable atopic dermatitis (IAD). Seventeen IAD patients were given individualized homeopathic treatment in addition to conventional dermatological therapy from 6 months to 2 years and 7 months. Although all of the patients had previously been treated with conventional medicine and various psychological approaches, they had had severe conditions and shown no significant sign of improvement. The efficacy of homeopathic treatment was measured by objective assessments of the skin condition and the patients' own assessments, using a 9 point scale similar to the Glasgow Homeopathic Outcome Scale, was used. Over 50% improvement was reported in overall impression and in their skin conditions by all patients, in itchiness by 15 of the patients, in sleep disturbance by 10 out of 13 patients, in satisfaction in daily life by nine out of 12, in fulfillment at work by seven out of 11 and in satisfaction with human relations by 10 out of 14. Two detailed case histories are reported.
R Itamura; R Hosoya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Homeopathy : the journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1475-4916     ISO Abbreviation:  Homeopathy     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-02     Completed Date:  2003-07-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101140517     Medline TA:  Homeopathy     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Obitsu Sankei Hospital, Saitama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Dermatitis, Atopic / drug therapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Homeopathy / methods*
Materia Medica / therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction
Quality of Life
Severity of Illness Index
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
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0/Materia Medica

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