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How does eczema start?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Chronic Inflammation

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition.
Seems to due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. You likely have a family history of this condition as it tends to be passed on genetically. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe. See an allergist or dermatologist.

In brief: Chronic Inflammation

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition.
Seems to due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. You likely have a family history of this condition as it tends to be passed on genetically. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe. See an allergist or dermatologist.
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