Eczema In Infancy May Be Linked To Cat Ownership In Those With A Specific Gene Mutation

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - 11:21 in Health & Medicine

A gene mutation and cat exposure at birth may increase a child's risk of developing eczema during their first year according to a study in PLoS Medicine. Researchers studied the association between mutations in the filaggrin gene and exposure to environmental factors with the development of eczema.

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