Clinical effectiveness of a silk fabric in the treatment of atopic dermatitis

  title={Clinical effectiveness of a silk fabric in the treatment of atopic dermatitis},
  author={Giampaolo Ricci and Annalisa Patrizi and Barbara Bendandi and Giuseppe Menna and Elisa Varotti and Massimo Masi},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
Background  In children with atopic dermatitis (AD), eczema is easily aggravated by contact with irritant factors (e.g. aggressive detergents, synthetic and woollen clothes, climatic factors). 

A case report and critical appraisal of the literature on the use of DermaSilk® in children with atopic dermatitis

A sericin‐free silk (DermaSilk®), which is treated with AEGIS AEM5772/5, a product that has antibacterial properties, is reported, and its use in the treatment of AD is evaluated.

Is contact allergy to disperse dyes and related substances associated with textile dermatitis?

Background  Disperse dyes (DDs) are the most common sensitizers among textile dyes, but there is little knowledge of the clinical relevance of positive patch test reactions.

ETFAD/EADV eczema task force 2009 position paper on diagnosis and treatment of atopic dermatitis

The management of AD must consider the symptomatic variability of the disease, and the diagnosis of atopic dermatitis is made using evaluated clinical criteria.

Letter to The Editor on ‘Evaluation of antimicrobial textiles for atopic dermatitis’

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    Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV
  • 2019
This research presents a novel and scalable approach that allows for real-time measurement of the response of the immune system to treat central nervous system injuries.

Management of atopic dermatitis – A review

This article summarizes the established as well as unconventional therapeutic modalities which help the patients aswell as which has evidence of successful use in the management of atopic dermatitis.

Non-Pharmacologic Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis

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Non-pharmacologic treatments are often overlooked and underutilized but creative application can serve to minimize the pharmacologic treatments and their side effects, and possibly even create synergy between modalities, to maximize benefit to the patient.

Evaluation of the Antibacterial Activity of a Special Silk Textile in the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

Although this special silk fabric seems to be able to improve skin lesions in AD, it was unable to demonstrate that such silk fabrics coated with AEGIS AEM 5572/5 have an antibacterial activity in vivo, as shown in vitro.

Coated textiles in the treatment of atopic dermatitis.

The combination of the smoothness of silk with an antimicrobial finish appears to make an ideal textile for patients suffering from AD, thanks to its unique smoothness that reduces irritation.

Management of Patients with Atopic Eczema

The most common positive atopy patch test reactions are found against house dust mite, animal epithelia, and pollen, and the relevance of this food for triggering an exacerbation of the disease has been clearly established.



Itching from wool fibres in atopic dermatitis

In 24 girls with atopic dermatitis and a history of irritation to wool, more intense itching was provoked on normal skin on the abdomen by a material with coarse wool fibres (36μm) than with thinner

Textile fiber dermatitis *

The review discusses acute and cumulative irritant, allergic contact dermatitis, contact Urticaria, and exacerbation of atopic dermatitis due to the physical and chemical nature of textile fibers.

Prevalence of occupational asthma in silk filatures.

A clinical survey in two silk filatures revealed that 36.2% of the persons engaged in the processing of natural silk were suffering from bronchial asthma, while 16.9% of the total subjects had asthma

Fibroin allergy. IgE mediated hypersensitivity to silk suture materials.

A case of recurrent granulomas with remarkable infiltration of eosinophils that may have resulted from an IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reaction to silk fibroin, a component of the braided silk suture.

Sensitization to silk and childhood asthma in rural China.

Sensitization to perennial aeroallergens is associated with asthma in industrialized countries with a Western lifestyle and may influence the pathogenesis and severity of asthma in people living in these nations.

Beneficial Effects of Softened Fabrics on Atopic Skin

There is general concern about the possible cutaneous adverse effects of wearing garments treated with household laundry products, particularly on atopic skin. Our objective was to compare softened

A New, Durable Antimicrobial Finish for Textiles

AEM 5700 Antimicrobial (3-trimethoxysilylpropyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride)+ imparts a durable, antimicrobial finish to textiles. The finish protects the fabric against bacteria and fungi,

Asthma in silk workers.

Declining prevalence in the three processing stages appears to be in line with their declining exposure to dust, with a lower prevalence in workers in the degumming sector, while the least was in weavers.

Deficiency of Epidermal Protein-Bound ω-Hydroxyceramides in Atopic Dermatitis

It is revealed that the lesional epidermis in atopic dermatitis has considerable deficiencies within main barrier lipid components, which may contribute to the severely damaged permeability barrier.

Deficiency of epidermal protein-bound omega-hydroxyceramides in atopic dermatitis.

It is revealed that the lesional epidermis in atopic dermatitis has considerable deficiencies within main barrier lipid components, which may contribute to the severely damaged permeability barrier.