At least 1 in 5 school-going kids here have eczema, cases could rise further: Doctors

Doctors say that one in five school-going children in Singapore have atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema, which often starts in infancy or early childhood.
Doctors say that one in five school-going children in Singapore have atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema, which often starts in infancy or early childhood.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - Eczema in children here remains a common condition and the number of cases could rise further, doctors say.

One in five school-going children in Singapore has atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common form of eczema, which often starts in infancy or early childhood.

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