|Infants with eczema are more likely to develop asthma later in childhood, new findings suggest.
According to a study carried out at the Washington University School of Medicine in the US, a substance called TSLP secreted by skin rash acts as a trigger for asthmatic symptoms in young children.
Author of the report, Dr Raphael Kopan, professor of developmental biology and of dermatology, said: "We've shown that skin can act as a signaling organ and drive allergic inflammation in the lung by releasing TSLP.
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