The Atopic March


The Atopic March or also known as the Allergic March, refers to the natural history or typical progression of allergic diseases that often begin early in life.

“In a study following infants with atopic dermatitis up to age 7 years found that while eczema had improved in 82 of the 94 children (87%), 45% had developed allergic rhinitis and 43% asthma.”

Source: Gustafsson D, Sjöberg O, Foucard T. Development of allergies and asthma in infants and young children with atopic dermatitis–a prospective follow-up to 7 years of age. Allergy. 2000;55:240–245.