How common is eczema in children?

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The prevalence of eczema has doubled from 1995 to 2008. Currently, 10.7% of children are estimated to have some form of eczema, and it occurs more frequently among African American children.

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