[Eczema and food allergy in the adult]

Recenti Prog Med. 1990 Mar;81(3):139-41.
[Article in Italian]


We have evaluated the relationship between eczema and food by using elimination diet and subsequently open and double blind challenge test in 15 patients. The clinical manifestations of 14 subjects were improved by elimination diet. Challenge test was positive in 10 patients. Nuts, tomatoes, milk, eggs and cereals were most frequently involved. Six patients suffered from food allergy (F.A.), 4 patients from food intolerance (F.I.) and 4 patients from suspected F.I. With the use of dietary elimination procedure the symptoms completely disappeared. The results obtained for the treatment of eczema with this procedure may be very encouraging.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Eczema / diet therapy*
  • Eczema / etiology
  • Female
  • Food Hypersensitivity / complications
  • Food Hypersensitivity / diet therapy*
  • Food Hypersensitivity / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged