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Rezension hebt Hinweise auf Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf AD hervor

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A recent review of the literature on climate change and atopic dermatitis (AD) revealed evidence of a broad and negative impact of climatic hazards on various aspects of AD, including prevalence, severity/flares, and healthcare utilization related to AD. However, it also highlighted the lack of research in this area.

Katrina Abuabara, MD, from the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, one of the lead authors of the review, stated, “There is not as much research as one would expect, considering it is the most common dermatological condition and one of the most burdensome diseases worldwide.” She emphasized the environmental influences on AD, pointing out the obvious example of how climate change affects our health.

The review, published in the journal Allergy, explored the impact of ten climate-related hazards on AD beyond air pollution. The researchers collaborated with a biologist and climate scientist to develop a framework and search strategy to examine these hazards. They found evidence of adverse effects on various aspects of AD, with some studies showing a correlation between climatic factors such as temperature and rainfall and the severity of AD symptoms.

The authors highlighted the need for more research in regions most affected by climate change and emphasized the importance of integrating multiple climate factors and types of climate data in future studies. They also suggested including skin measurements in national health surveys to better track the prevalence and severity of AD over time.

Overall, the review underscores the importance of anticipating and mitigating the clinical impacts of climate change on AD and calls for proactive treatment strategies and individualized care plans for patients affected by climatic hazards. The researchers advocate for improving the measurement and monitoring of AD to better understand and address its relationship with climate change.

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