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Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 1997 Aug;113(4):516-8.

Lactose-intolerance may induce severe chronic eczema.

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Department of Medicine, Albert Ludwigs University Medical Center, Freiburg, Germany.

Abstract

The primary acquired lactase deficiency of the adult is known to cause various disturbances in the gastrointestinal tract while extraintestinal symptoms are unusual. Here we report on a histologically proven chronic eczema requiring corticosteroid treatment for several months. It was obviously induced by a concomitant lactose intolerance since the introduction of a lactose-free diet led to a complete disappearance of the eczema and allowed the discontinuation of the corticosteroid treatment. As far as we know, this is the first case report of an eczema caused by a lactose intolerance.

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