Andrea Geiben

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Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, pruritic inflammatory skin disease with increasing incidence characterized by eczematous inflammation of the skin, a chronically relapsing course and severe pruritus. In the last decade, there has been growing evidence indicating that psychological factors such as personality and stress may play an important role in the(More)
The levels of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate ester DHEAS decrease with age after a peak around 25 yr. Animal studies as well as the first studies in humans have generated the idea that DHEA replacement in elderly subjects may have beneficial effects on well-being and cognitive functions. In the present experiment 40 healthy elderly men and(More)
A growing number of animal data strongly suggest that a hyporeactive hypothalamus-pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis may be pathologically significant by increasing the susceptibility to chronic inflammation. Following this line of evidence, the specific goal of the present study was to investigate the HPA axis in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), a chronic(More)
BACKGROUND After primary orofacial infection with the herpes simplex virus (type 1, HSV-1), up to 40% of HSV seropositive subjects suffer recurrent herpes infections which are characterized by painful erosions of the involved skin mainly around the lips (herpes labialis). Besides various other factors, there is growing evidence suggesting that psychosocial(More)
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