Antimicrobial Silk Clothing in the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis Proves Comparable to Topical Corticosteroid Treatment

@article{Senti2006AntimicrobialSC,
  title={Antimicrobial Silk Clothing in the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis Proves Comparable to Topical Corticosteroid Treatment},
  author={G. Senti and L. S. Steinmann and B. Fischer and R. Kurmann and T. Storni and P. Johansen and P. Schmid-Grendelmeier and B. Wuethrich and T. Kündig},
  journal={Dermatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={213},
  pages={228 - 233}
}
Background: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is aggravated by mechanical irritation and bacterial colonization. Objective: This study compared the efficacy of an antimicrobial silk fabric (DermaSilk®) with that of a topical corticosteroid in the treatment of AD. Methods: Fifteen children were enrolled and wore a dress, where the left side was made of DermaSilk and the right side was made of cotton. The right arm and leg were treated daily with the corticosteroid mometasone for 7 days. The treatment… Expand
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