The identification of clinical exacerbations in asthma and atopic dermatitis after COVID-19




Asthma; Atopic dermatitis; Symptom flare up; COVID-19.


In January 2020, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency and on March 11, a pandemic. COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2 and has a clinic characterized with associated acute respiratory symptoms or no systemic symptoms. The cutaneous manifestations of the disease are less reported and its influence on the evolution and diagnosis have been poorly described. Asthma is a heterogeneous condition and exacerbations of the disease occur due to viral infections. Atopic dermatitis is a disease that has increasingly affected the population and with the change in the behavioral routine of people related to the social isolation caused by the pandemic, there were triggers for the aggravation. The present study seeks to evaluate literature data on the potential effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on atopic dermatitis and asthma in asthmatic, atopic and healthy patients. This is a systematic literature review carried out through the PUBMED platform between May and July 2022, with descriptors “asthma”, “atopic dermatitis”, “symptom flare up” and “COVID-19”, having been selected 11 articles. There was a reduction in asthma exacerbations due to the reduction of environmental triggers, social distancing and greater adherence to the treatment of the disease. On the other hand, there was an increase in exacerbations of atopic dermatitis, showing an association between some stressors and worsening of the course of the disease. Asthmatics do not have an increase in exacerbations when infected with SARS-CoV-2. While patients with atopic dermatitis manifest greater exacerbation.


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How to Cite

OLIVEIRA, J. S. A. de .; GUIMARÃES , A. de O. The identification of clinical exacerbations in asthma and atopic dermatitis after COVID-19. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 15, p. e242111537196, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i15.37196. Disponível em: Acesso em: 9 feb. 2023.



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