Atopic dermatitis and vitamin D: facts and controversies*

  title={Atopic dermatitis and vitamin D: facts and controversies*
  author={Kleyton de Carvalho Mesquita and Ana Carolina de Souza Machado Igreja and Izelda Maria Carvalho Costa},
  booktitle={Anais brasileiros de dermatologia},
Patients with atopic dermatitis have genetically determined risk factors that affect the barrier function of the skin and immune responses that interact with environmental factors. Clinically, this results in an intensely pruriginous and inflamed skin that allows the penetration of irritants and allergens and predisposes patients to colonization and infection by microorganisms. Among the various etiological factors responsible for the increased prevalence of atopic diseases over the past few… CONTINUE READING