J Korean Med Assoc.  2007 Jun;50(6):533-538. 10.5124/jkma.2007.50.6.533.

Relationship between Atopic Dermatitis, Wheezing during Infancy and Asthma Development

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Korea. bypyun@hosp.sch.ac.kr

Abstract

There has been a dramatic increase in the prevalence of atopic dermatitis and asthma over the last few decades worldwide, including Korea. They are not only major public health problems with an enormous burden on health care resources but also the diseases adversely affect the quality of life of patients and their family. There are clear epidemiologic parallels in atopic dermatitis, wheezing, and asthma. Atopic dermatitis frequently is the first manifestation of atopic diathesis, which occurs in genetically predisposed individuals. Up to 80% of children with atopic dermatitis will eventually develop asthma and allergic rhinitis later in childhood. Also frequent wheezing in childhood will persist and can progress to asthma later. Therefore principal measures for primary prevention and early intervention for an infant with high risk should start as early as possible during early infancy.

Keyword

Atopic disease; Wheezing; Asthma; Children

MeSH Terms

Asthma*
Child
Delivery of Health Care
Dermatitis, Atopic*
Disease Susceptibility
Early Intervention (Education)
Humans
Infant
Korea
Prevalence
Primary Prevention
Public Health
Quality of Life
Respiratory Sounds*
Rhinitis
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