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Evidence-Based Dermatology: Research Commentary
September 2006

Two “Positive” Studies of Probiotics for Atopic DermatitisOr Are They?

Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(9):1201-1203. doi:10.1001/archderm.142.9.1201

Question: In infants with established atopic dermatitis (AD) and suspected cow's milk allergy, does administration of probiotics (Lactobacillus GG or a mixture of 4 probiotic strains) improve Scoring Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) index severity scores when compared with placebo at 4 weeks?

Design: Randomized, controlled, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

Setting: Hospital skin and allergy center serving local health centers in Helsinki, Finland.

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