Vitamin D lessens symptoms of severe eczema in children

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Vitamin D supplementation eased the symptoms experienced by children with severe atopic dermatitis, or eczema, in a recent randomized controlled trial published in Pharmacology Research & Perspectives.

Investigators reported on the results of 86 patients with the who completed the trial and received either oral daily vitamin D or placebo, in addition to , for 12 weeks.

"Vitamin D supplementation could be an effective adjuvant treatment that improves the clinical outcomes in severe atopic dermatitis," the authors wrote.


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More information: Noha O. Mansour et al, The impact of vitamin D supplementation as an adjuvant therapy on clinical outcomes in patients with severe atopic dermatitis: A randomized controlled trial, Pharmacology Research & Perspectives (2020). DOI: 10.1002/prp2.679
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