Prevalence and role of serum IgE antibodies to the Staphylococcus aureus-derived superantigens SEA and SEB in children with atopic dermatitis.

@article{Bunikowski1999PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and role of serum IgE antibodies to the Staphylococcus aureus-derived superantigens SEA and SEB in children with atopic dermatitis.},
  author={Rita Bunikowski and Martin E A Mielke and Horst Skarabis and Udo Herz and Renate L. Bergmann and Ulrich Wahn and Harald Renz},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={1999},
  volume={103 1 Pt 1},
  pages={119-24}
}
BACKGROUND The skin of patients with atopic dermatitis exhibits a striking susceptibility to colonization and infection with Staphylococcus aureus. In this context it has been previously shown that S aureus-derived superantigens could function as classic allergens, inducing production of functionally relevant specific IgE antibodies. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and the role of circulating staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA)- and staphylococcal enterotoxin B… CONTINUE READING