Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Information for Researchers

A wet wrap treatment being applied to face and head of young boy, an eczema patient at NIH.

NIAID conducts and supports basic research in allergy and immunology that increases our understanding of the immune system and how it contributes to the development of atopic dermatitis and its complications. NIAID also funds patient-centered research to explore the genetic determinants of eczema and to evaluate new strategies to prevent and treat the disease.

Through the information offered here, researchers can learn about the science being conducted at NIAID and by NIAID-funded researchers. Researchers seeking funding can access opportunities to further their own research, while NIAID and NIH grantees can find out about available resources outside of specific funding opportunities. Recent publications, active networks, and ways to connect with other researchers are also available.

Programs & Networks

Atopic Dermatitis Research Network scientists aim to understand immune system responses in the skin by comparing responses to viral and bacterial skin infections in healthy individuals with those in people with atopic dermatitis.

Read more about NIAID-supported atopic dermatitis research
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