Interleukin-8 content in the stratum corneum as an indicator of the severity of inflammation in the lesions of atopic dermatitis.

@article{Amarbayasgalan2013Interleukin8CI,
  title={Interleukin-8 content in the stratum corneum as an indicator of the severity of inflammation in the lesions of atopic dermatitis.},
  author={Tseveendorj Amarbayasgalan and Hitoshi Takahashi and Itaru Dekio and Eishin Morita},
  journal={International archives of allergy and immunology},
  year={2013},
  volume={160 1},
  pages={63-74}
}
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) is an inflammatory skin disease characterized by both acute and chronic eczema. Various markers are used to clinically evaluate the severity of AD. In order to identify a marker of local severity of AD, we measured IL-8, IL-18, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and transforming growth factor-α (TGF-α) levels in the stratum corneum (scIL-8, scIL-18, scVEGF and scTGF-α) and evaluated the correlation between the levels of these cytokines and the clinical… CONTINUE READING