Atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Nobody knows the exact cause of eczema, but it’s often a lifelong condition that can be uncomfortable and embarrassing (some children do outgrow the condition). Eczema usually presents as patches on the skin that are red, flaky, and itchy. In severe cases, eczema can ooze or crust. Sometimes the skin can crack and blisters can appear.
It’s estimated that some type or stage of eczema affects over 31 percent of people in the US. Common triggers include certain foods, especially dairy and nuts. Environmental factors like pollen can also trigger eczema. Knowing and avoiding your triggers is an important part of managing eczema. Since there is currently no known cure for eczema, the goal is to treat symptoms for a more comfortable life.
The research division is currently recruiting participants ages 12 – 54 for a clinical study on eczema. In order to qualify, you must:
The study’s purpose is to test an investigational, injectable medication on those with atopic dermatitis. The duration of the study is estimated to last 28 weeks with participants receiving a monthly injectable medication. Please contact the research division at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (480) 404-9879 for more information and to see if you or your child qualifies.