• S. aureus puts kids with severe eczema at higher risk for food allergy

    8 days ago - By Healio

    Numerous studies have implicated Staphylococcus aureus in the development of eczema.
    Now, in a secondary analysis of the Learning About Peanut Allergy, or LEAP, study, researchers have found that children with severe eczema who were colonized with the bacteria were significantly more likely to have a specific food allergy.
    In LEAP, 640 children aged 4 to 11 months with severe eczema, egg allergy, or both were randomly assigned to consume or avoid peanuts until 60 months of age. The study found that the early introduction of peanuts significantly reduced the frequency of the development of
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