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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 327-331

Atopic dermatitis; Etio-pathogenesis, An overview

1 Dermato-Venereology (Skin/VD) Center, Sehgal Nursing Home, Panchwati, Delhi, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Delhi, India
3 Department of Dermatology and STD, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
4 School of Dermatology, Skin Institute, Greater Kailash, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Virendra N Sehgal
Dermato-Venerology (Skin/VD) Center, Sehgal Nursing Home, A/6 Panchwati, Delhi - 110 033
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.160474

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Atopic dermatitis is a well-recognized clinical entity, several facets of which continue to be mystified. Accordingly, its etio-pathogenesis is largely elusive. It appears to be an outcome of interplay of several undertones, namely: genetics, maternal factor and inheritance, pregnancy/intrauterine, environmental factors, immune dysregulation, immuno-globulins, role of diet, and infection. Besides, recent innovative breakthroughs consisting of nutritional supplementation, the highlights of which were considered worthwhile to take stock of to define its current status. An endeavor to enlighten the audience has been made for their benefit.

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