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Vitamin status in pediatric atopic dermatitis from Belarus


The vitamin status of 43 children aged 10-15 years with atopic dermatitis (AD) from Belarus was compared with 47 age- and gender-matched subjects. Patients with AD had low levels of vitamin A, B6 and B5 versus controls (P < 0.05). Vitamin E levels were also lower but not significantly (P < 0.08). Supplementation with vitamins A, B6, B5 and E may be advisable in children with AD (Roubouts, S. et al. 10th Int Congr Dermatol (May 20-24, Prague) 2009, Abst P026, 904).

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