Manigé Fartasch

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We examined whether neuronal proteinase-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) may be involved in pruritus of human skin. The endogenous PAR-2 agonist tryptase was increased up to fourfold in atopic dermatitis (AD) patients. PAR-2 was markedly enhanced on primary afferent nerve fibers in skin biopsies of AD patients. Intracutaneous injection of endogenous PAR-2(More)
Hydrolysis of glucosylceramide by beta-glucocerebrosidase results in ceramide, a critical component of the intercellular lamellae that mediate the epidermal permeability barrier. A subset of type 2 Gaucher patients displays ichthyosiform skin abnormalities, as do transgenic Gaucher mice homozygous for a null allele. To investigate the relationship between(More)
This report reviews the clinical and histopathological reactions caused by sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), and the non-invasive methods that can characterize these reactions. Furthermore, SLS exposure techniques and factors that may influence the outcome of these exposures are discussed. Finally, guidelines are introduced for each exposure technique in order(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of age related, structured educational programmes on the management of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis in childhood and adolescence. DESIGN Multicentre, randomised controlled trial. SETTING Seven hospitals in Germany. PARTICIPANTS Parents of children with atopic dermatitis aged 3 months to 7 years (n = 274) and(More)
Langerhans cells play an important part in the immune surveillance of the human epidermis. Therefore, a certain distribution and numerical relationship to other epidermal cells can be expected. To quantify epidermal Langerhans cells population extensive studies have been performed using two-dimensional quantification methods on vertical sections or(More)
No objective classification criteria for atopic dermatitis (AD) exist. Therefore the diagnosis is usually based on many variables including anamnestic, clinical, and laboratory findings. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a diagnostic score to standardize the diagnosis of atopic skin diathesis for clinical and epidemiological studies. In two(More)
In a prospective computerized study, basic and minor features of atopic dermatitis were studied systematically in established cases of atopic dermatitis (AD; n = 428) and compared with subjects randomly collected from the caucasian normal population of young adults (NP; n = 659). Complete genetic data (history of AD, allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma) were(More)
BACKGROUND Continual surveillance based on patch test results has proved useful for the identification of contact allergy. OBJECTIVES To provide a current view on the spectrum of contact allergy to important sensitizers across Europe. PATIENTS/METHODS Clinical and patch test data of 19 793 patients patch tested in 2005/2006 in the 31 participating(More)
BACKGROUND Central sensitization for pain is important for patients with chronic pain. The authors investigated a possible role of central sensitization for itch in patients with chronic pruritus. METHODS Noxious stimuli were applied in lesional and visually nonlesional skin areas of 25 patients with atopic dermatitis, in lesional skin areas of 9 patients(More)