Bacterial infections and atopic dermatitis

  title={Bacterial infections and atopic dermatitis},
  author={K. Breuer and A. Kapp and T. Werfel},
  • K. Breuer, A. Kapp, T. Werfel
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Allergy
  • Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease which often begins in infancy and runs a course of remission and exacerbation. The acute eczematous lesions of AD are characterized by erythema, oozing, and crusting, whereas the chronic lesions show thickened skin and papules. Furthermore, pruritus and sleeplessness are characteristics of AD (1). There is increasing evidence that environmental allergens and food allergens are major provocation factors for the flare-ups of AD (2… CONTINUE READING
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