|August 14, 2013||
Probiotics And Atopic Eczema: A Double-Blind Randomised Controlled Trial
SJ Allen, 2S Jordan, 1M Storey, 1CA Thornton, 1MB Gravenor, 3I Garaiova, 1RH Jones, 1TV Macfarlane, 1AL Seager, 1B Manshian, 1M Moller, 1M Omakobia, 3SF Plummer,4DWang,1GMorgan 1CollegeofMedicine,SwanseaUniversity,Swansea, UK; 2College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, Swansea, UK; 4Department of Medical Statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Atopic disorders are common in young children. The development of atopy may be influenced by exposure to microbes in early life. We tested the hypothesis that admin- istration of a multi-strain probiotic during pregnancy and to young infants would prevent atopy in childhood.