Chinese herbal medicine for atopic eczema: an overview of clinical evidence

Gu, X, Zhang, A, Coyle, M, Chen, C and Xue, C 2017, 'Chinese herbal medicine for atopic eczema: an overview of clinical evidence', Journal of Dermatological Treatment, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 246-250.

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Title Chinese herbal medicine for atopic eczema: an overview of clinical evidence
Author(s) Gu, X
Zhang, A
Coyle, M
Chen, C
Xue, C
Year 2017
Journal name Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Volume number 28
Issue number 3
Start page 246
End page 250
Total pages 4
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Abstract Atopic eczema (AE), or atopic dermatitis, is a common inflammatory skin disease. As conventional medicines for moderate and severe AE patients have been reported to be associated with unwanted side effects, many patients with AE have sought other therapies. Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) is one of the most commonly used complementary therapies with a long history of being applied for the treatment of AE. Clinical evidence for CHM for AE in systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published from 2013 to 2016 was reviewed. Findings from the Cochrane systematic review suggested that oral use of a CHM formulation may improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of children with moderate or severe AE. The benefit on improvement of AE requires further high-quality clinical studies.
Subject Traditional Chinese Medicine and Treatments
Keyword(s) atopic dermatitis
Atopic eczema
Chinese herbal medicine
randomised controlled trials
systematic review
DOI - identifier 10.1080/09546634.2016.1214673
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