Comorbid infections of pediatric inflammatory skin diseases.

  title={Comorbid infections of pediatric inflammatory skin diseases.},
  author={Leanna Lane and Jonathan Dyer},
  journal={Pediatric annals},
  volume={41 1},
S taphylococcus aureus is the most common infective agent of the skin in patients with atopic dermatitis. Roughly 80% to 90% of atopic dermatitis patients are colonized with S. aureus compared with only 5% of healthy controls. Disease activity and severity have been associated with S. aureus density, with acute lesions having more S. aureus than chronic lesions, unaffected atopic skin, and normal nonatopic skin.1,2 Extensive research has revealed S. aureus colonization to be both a consequence… CONTINUE READING