Clinical improvement after unusual avoidance measures in the home of an atopic dermatitis patient

H.S.M. Kort, W.J. Koers, A.M.T. Nes, van, E. Young, J. Vorenkamp, B.G. Wolfs, J.E.M.H. Bronswijk, van

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Abstract

A 27-year-old female office clerk with widespread atopic dermatitis (AD) since infancy appeared to be highly sensitized and exposed to molds, storage mites, and chicken feathers and moderately sensitized to house-dust mites and grass and birch pollens. Hardly any textiles were present in her home; that is, only 28 m2, which is less than 25% of the Dutch national average. The causal relationship between eczema and molds plus storage mites in this case of AD was strengthened by the positive effect of an unusual, multidisciplinary home-sanitation program involving cleaning of mineral surfaces and ventilation improvement. This home-sanitation program led to a gradual drop of total IgE and clinical symptom scores to 21% and 13%, respectively, of the original values.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-471
Number of pages4
JournalAllergy
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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