Who suffers from eczema?

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Eczema most commonly affects infants and small children; according to the National Eczema Association, it's estimated that about 90 percent of all eczema patients are diagnosed before they're 5 years old. Some outgrow the disease, but it can persist into childhood and beyond, sometimes even cropping up unexpectedly in adults for the first time.

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