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In children with moderate to severe atopic eczema, there was no evidence that using silk garments in addition to standard care improved eczema severity.

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Kim S Thomas 1,*, Lucy E Bradshaw 2, Tracey H Sach 3, Fiona Cowdell 4, Jonathan M Batchelor 1, Sandra Lawton 5, Eleanor F Harrison 2, Rachel H Haines 2, Amina Ahmed 6, Taraneh Dean 7,8, Nigel P Burrows 9, Ian Pollock 10, Hannah K Buckley 11, Hywel C Williams 1, Joanne Llewellyn 5, Clare Crang 9, Jane D Grundy 12, Juliet Guiness 10, Andrew Gribbin 11, Eileen V Wake 4, Eleanor J Mitchell 2, Sara J Brown 13,14, Alan A Montgomery 2

1 Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
2 Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit, University of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
3 Health Economics Group, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
4 Faculty of Health Education and Life Sciences, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK
5 Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
6 Patient and public involvement representative, Nottingham, UK
7 Faculty of Science, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
8 Research and Enterprise, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
9 Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
10 Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Barnet Hospital, Barnet, UK
11 Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, UK
12 Isle of Wight NHS Trust, St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, UK
13 Skin Research Group, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
14 Department of Dermatology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
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