Responses

PDF

Effects of probiotics on atopic dermatitis: a randomised controlled trial
Compose Response

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g. higgs-boson@gmail.com
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Responses are moderated before posting and publication is at the absolute discretion of BMJ, however they are not peer-reviewed
  • Once published, you will not have the right to remove or edit your response. Removal or editing of responses is at BMJ's absolute discretion
  • If patients could recognise themselves, or anyone else could recognise a patient from your description, please obtain the patient's written consent to publication and send them to the editorial office before submitting your response [Patient consent forms]
  • By submitting this response you are agreeing to our full [Response terms and requirements]

Vertical Tabs

Other responses

Jump to comment:

  • Published on:
    Probiotics in atopic dermatitis - no evidence of effect

    Dear Editor,

    I was amazed to read the positive tone of the discussion in a recent article published in your journal which concluded that supplementation with a probiotic is beneficial in improving the extent and severity of AD in young children (Arch Dis Child 2005;90:892-897). This was despite the fact that the data clearly showed no significant difference in improvement between the placebo and treatment groups....

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
  • Published on:
    Effects of probiotics on atopic dermatitis

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the article written by Weston and colleagues [1] on the effects of probiotics (Lactobacillus fermentum PCCTM) on atopic dermatitis (AD). They showed that the reduction in SCORAD index over time was significant in the probiotic group but not the placebo group and that significantly more children receiving probiotics had a SCORAD index that was better than baseline at week 16 compar...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.