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Isolation of cDNA clones coding for IgE autoantigens with serum IgE from atopic dermatitis patients
Recently we demonstrated that a high percentage of atopic dermatitis (AD) patients displayed specific immunoglobulin E reactivity to human proteins. Here we show that IgE autoreactivity is foundExpand
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International Consensus Conference on Atopic Dermatitis II (ICCAD II * ): clinical update and current treatment strategies
C . E L L I S * A N D T . L U G E R † O N B E H A L F O F T H E I C C A D I I F A C U L T Y : D . A B E C K , R . A L L E N , R . A . C . G R A H A M B R O W N , Y . D E P R O S T , L . F . E I C H EExpand
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Skin surface pH, stratum corneum hydration, trans-epidermal water loss and skin roughness related to atopic eczema and skin dryness in a population of primary school children.
Non-invasive investigations of skin morphology and function are standard tools to study the pathophysiology of several cutaneous disorders, yet they have not been used in population-basedExpand
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Toll-like receptor expression in human keratinocytes: nuclear factor kappaB controlled gene activation by Staphylococcus aureus is toll-like receptor 2 but not toll-like receptor 4 or platelet
Cultured primary human keratinocytes were screened for their expression of various members of the toll-like receptor (TLR) family. Keratinocytes were found to constitutively express TLR1, TLR2, TLR3,Expand
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Two ceramide subfractions detectable in Cer(AS) position by HPTLC in skin surface lipids of non-lesional skin of atopic eczema.
The non-involved skin of atopic eczema (NEAE) is characterized by severe dryness and an impaired barrier function of the stratum corneum as indicated by an increased transepidermal water loss.Expand
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Prospective, randomized controlled trial on Lactobacillus rhamnosus in infants with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis
Background  A reduction of symptoms of atopic dermatitis (AD) in small infants by the administration of Lactobacillus rhamnosus has been reported in a few studies. One study with older children andExpand
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The therapeutic concept of “patient management” in atopic eczema
Atopic eczema (or atopic dermatitis) is a chronic pruritic inflammatory skin disorder characterized by a typical age-related distribution and skin morphology (1). Atopy can be defined as familialExpand
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High Prevalence of Superantigens Associated with the egc Locus in Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Patients with Atopic Eczema
The present study was aimed at identifying a possible correlation between disease severity and colonization with superantigen-producing Staphylococcus aureus strains in patients with atopic eczema.Expand
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T-cell receptor repertoire and cytokine pattern in granuloma annulare: defining a particular type of cutaneous granulomatous inflammation.
Granuloma annulare is a common granulomatous infiltration of the skin of unknown etiopathogenesis. We analyzed granuloma annulare biopsies in 11 patients and could find in all patients significantExpand
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Topical tacrolimus (FK506) and mometasone furoate in treatment of dyshidrotic palmar eczema: a randomized, observer-blinded trial.
BACKGROUND Dyshidrotic palmoplantar eczema is a frequent disease often running a chronic relapsing course. Topical glucocorticosteroids form the mainstay of therapy, and alternatives are urgentlyExpand
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