Does atopic dermatitis affect achievement at school?

Little research had been done on the topic but but evidence is starting to build, expert says

Two registry studies in JAMA Dermatology point to connections between atopic dermatitis and lower educational attainment and learning disabilities in young people.

Australian school children in a lesson

In the first study, Dr Sinead Langan of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and colleagues analysed data on nearly 6000 Danish children with atopic dermatitis (AD) and more than 55,000 age- and sex- matched children from the general population.

Compared with their peers, children with AD

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