[The efficacy of speleotherapy in atopic dermatitis in children]

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. Jul-Aug 1994;(4):34-5.
[Article in Russian]

Abstract

After proper clinical and immunological examinations 112 children with atopic dermatitis underwent immunocorrective speleotherapy in a chamber with artificial microclimate created with the use of natrium chloride spraying. During the treatment positive trends were observed in the patients' dermatological status and immune homeostasis. A complete 6-24-month response was reported in 58%, partial in 20%, no response in 6.9% of patients. The method is recommended for treatment of atopic dermatitis.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aerosols
  • Antibody Formation
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / immunology
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / rehabilitation*
  • Humans
  • Immunity, Cellular
  • Microclimate
  • Physical Therapy Modalities / methods*
  • Remission Induction

Substances

  • Aerosols