Probiotic use in atopic dermatitis patients

October 22, 2019

A study recently investigated the effects of probiotics on clinical symptoms, immune response, and gut microbiota in patients with atopic dermatitis. Dr. Lazzara explains what researchers discovered in this video.

A study published in the European Journal of Nutrition recently investigated the effects of probiotics on clinical symptoms, immune response, and gut microbiota in patients with AD. Four groups were randomly divided and studied and included, placebo, oligosacchirides, Bifidiobacterium bifidum,  and Lactobacillus plantarum.

The findings
Researchers found decreased SCORAD scores were seen with Lactobacillus plantarum, and it also regulated the immune response in atopic dermatitis patients. It also influenced the gut microbiota composition, leading the authors to conclude it has a strain specific amelioration effect on patients with atopic dermatitis.