Are disturbances of omega-6-fatty acid metabolism involved in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis?

@article{Melnik1992AreDO,
  title={Are disturbances of omega-6-fatty acid metabolism involved in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis?},
  author={Bodo C Melnik and Gerd Plewig},
  journal={Acta dermato-venereologica. Supplementum},
  year={1992},
  volume={176},
  pages={
          77-85
        }
}
Recent evidence indicates that the primary defect in atopic dermatitis (AD) might concern the maturation and differentiation of T cells which infiltrate the skin or are unable to control T cell infiltration of the skin. Unfortunately, there is no information on thymus hormones, T cell differentiation factors or cytokines during early T cell maturation in atopic infants. One of these factors at fault might involve a deficiency of essential long-chain omega-6-fatty acids and E-type prostaglandins… CONTINUE READING

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