Role of bacterial pathogens in atopic dermatitis.

  title={Role of bacterial pathogens in atopic dermatitis.},
  author={Y C Lin and C. C. Wang and Bor-Luen Chiang},
  journal={Clinical reviews in allergy & immunology},
  volume={33 3},
The skin of atopic dermatitis (AD) patients exhibits a striking susceptibility to colonization and infection with Staphylococcus aureus. This review summarizes our understanding about the role of S. aureus in AD. Indeed, S. aureus colonization is both a cause and a consequence of allergic skin inflammation. The mechanisms that allergic skin inflammation of AD promotes the increase of S. aureus colonization include skin barrier dysfunction, increased synthesis of the extracellular matrix… CONTINUE READING
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