History of atopic dermatitis not key to predicting hand eczema outcomes
Exercise and other lifestyle factors — but not a history of atopic dermatitis — significantly affect a patient’s chances of recovery from occupational hand eczema, a study suggests.
Along with exposure to wet work and contact sensitisation, atopic dermatitis is a known risk factor for developing hand eczema, and previous studies also linked it with a poor prognosis.
However, a survey of Danish patients has found this history may be of only limited importance.
Researchers from Bispebjerg University Hospital in Denmark sent questionnaires to every