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The Effect of Probiotic Supplementation during Pregnancy and Lactation on Infantile Atopic Dermatitis

Journal: Journal of Clinical and Investigative Dermatology (Vol.2, No. 1)

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Due in part to the substantial increase in the number of cases of pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD) cases over the last three decades in the developing world [1], there is a trend towards approaching therapy for AD using natural therapies. An increasingly common question that dermatologists encounter from parents is whether or not probiotic supplementation during pregnancy and while breastfeeding reduces the risk of atopy and pediatric AD. The following commentary addresses this knowledge practice gap by discussing whether probiotic supplementation can treat or prevent pediatric AD.

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