Effects of probiotics on atopic dermatitis: a randomised controlled trial
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    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....

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    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...

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