Atopic dermatitis in preterm infants.

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250 preterm and 250 at term infants who were consecutively born in the Neonatal Unit of Bari University were invited by letter to a control visit, aimed to investigate the prevalence of atopic diseases in this group. A personal and family history for atopic diseases and a careful dermatological and pediatric examination were per­formed in the 119 preterm and 104 at term children who came to the control visit. Atopic dermatitis was less frequent (5%) in preterm as compared with at term (13,5%) babies. 

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