Largest worldwide study on eczema

München & Kiel, October 20, 2015. Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Cluster of Excellence “Inflammation at Interfaces” in Kiel in collaboration with researchers and clinicians from 14 different countries have succeeded in identifying ten genomic regions in which common gene variants increase the risk of eczema (atopic dermatitis). The findings of this largest ever genetic study on eczema, in which more than 50,000 patients and 300,000 healthy individuals were examined, have now been published on the website of Nature Genetics. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)