Eczema susceptibility and composition of faecal microbiota at 4 weeks of age: a pilot study in Chinese infants
Early-life microbial exposure plays an important role in the development of immune system whereby reducing the likelihood of allergy. Several studies investigated alterations in the relative abundance of bacterial species in gut microbiota. Escherichia coli were more abundant in infants who developed atopic eczema than healthy infants.(1) Reduced abundance of Bifidobacterium has also been reported in allergic patients compared to controls.
British Journal of Dermatology
Tang, M.,Sy, H.,Kwok, J.,Tam, W.,Hon, K.,Tung, C.,Wong, G.,Tsui, S.,& Leung, T. (2016). Eczema susceptibility and composition of faecal microbiota at 4 weeks of age: a pilot study in Chinese infants. British Journal of Dermatology, 174 (4), 898-900. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjd.14205