What is the role of tobacco in the etiology of atopic dermatitis (eczema)?

Updated: Mar 13, 2019
  • Author: Brian S Kim, MD, MTR, FAAD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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A study by Lee et al suggested a correlation between early and/or current exposure to cigarette smoking and adult onset of AD. [34] The study also determined that exposure to tobacco smoke in childhood is linked to adult onset of AD.


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