Journal article

Probiotics for treating eczema

Robert John Boyle, Fiona J Bath-Hextall, Jo Leonardi-Bee, Dedee F Murrell, Mimi LK Tang

COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Probiotics have been proposed as an effective treatment for eczema, and recently a number of clinical trials have been undertaken. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of probiotics for the treatment of eczema SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Skin Group Specialised Register (to April 2008), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (The Cochrane Library Issue 2,2008) MEDLINE (from 2003 to April 2008), EMBASE (from 2005 to April 2008), PsycINFO, AMED and LILACS (from inception to April 2008) and ISI Web of Science (to December 2006) and reference lists of articles. We also searched registries of ongoing clinical trials, conference proceedings and searched for advers..

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