Infected atopic dermatitis lesions contain pharmacologic amounts of lipoteichoic acid.

@article{Travers2010InfectedAD,
  title={Infected atopic dermatitis lesions contain pharmacologic amounts of lipoteichoic acid.},
  author={Jeffrey B Travers and Amal A Kozman and Nico Mousdicas and Chandan Kumar Saha and Megan Landis and Mohammed Al-Hassani and Weiguo Yao and Yongxue Yao and Ann-Marie Hyatt and Michael P Sheehan and Anita N Haggstrom and Mark H Kaplan},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2010},
  volume={125 1},
  pages={146-52.e1-2}
}
BACKGROUND Bacterial infection with Staphylococcus aureus is a known trigger for worsening of atopic dermatitis (AD); the exact mechanisms by which bacterial infection worsens dermatitis are unknown. OBJECTIVE We sought to characterize the amounts of the biologically active bacterial lipoprotein lipoteichoic acid (LTA) in infected AD lesions. METHODS Eighty-nine children with clinically impetiginized lesions of AD were enrolled in this study. A lesion was graded clinically by using the… CONTINUE READING
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