Eualuation of the efficacy of a dietary supplement containing polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and uitamins in the management of dermatitis

Silvia Bottini, Silvia Ferrucci, Marinella Brambati, Barbara Riva, Paolo D. Pigatto

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evalute the effects of the dietary intake of PUFAs (essential polyunsaturated fatty acids) and vitamins on a group of atopic dermatitis patients in an open not standardized study. Supplementation of diet with PUFAs can be considered an adjunctixe therapy in patients with eczema and it could be used as a preventixe treatment. We took into consideration 120 atopic dermatitis patients divided into 2 groups: group A took common therapy plus a diet supplementation (ADskin sachets) for at least two months, while the patients of the group B were treated only with the common therapy. They underwent regular visits at the base line and every 3 weeks till 3 months (1 month of follow up) to evaluate clinical conditions scored by a well known scoring system for atopic dermatitis (SCORAD) and pruritus by a 100 mm Visual Analog Scale (VAS). They also completed a questionnaire giving subjective score for their condition. We recorded a statistically significant beneficial effect on the severity of the dermatitis evaluated by a decrese in Scorad values and VAS scale for pruritus, in patients treated with this diet supplementation as long as they took the diet supplementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-125
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Plastic Dermatology
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Antihistamines
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Dietary supplementation
  • Eczema
  • Gamma linoleic-acid
  • Pruritus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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