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BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis affects 15-30% of children worldwide. Onset of disease usually occurs within the first year of life, over half of which regress by 6 years of age. The aim of this study was to investigate the risk factors related to the persistence of infantile atopic dermatitis. METHODS In this birth cohort study, patients were enrolled(More)
BACKGROUND Kawasaki disease is a vasculitis most commonly afflicting children <5 years of age. Many autoimmune diseases are associated with up-regulation of T helper (Th) 17 cells, and down-regulation Treg cells. Few studies have examined the Th17/Treg expression in Kawasaki disease. METHODS Blood samples were obtained from 186 children with Kawasaki(More)
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