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Is eczema hereditary?

Eczema runs in families, suggesting a hereditary component. The condition is also more likely to develop if family members also have an allergy such as asthma, hay fever or eczema. However, eczema can also occur without a family history of the condition.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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