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STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS AND ATOPIC DERMATITIS: WHICH CAME FIRST, THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG?

@inproceedings{Baviera2015STAPHYLOCOCCUSAA,
  title={STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS AND ATOPIC DERMATITIS: WHICH CAME FIRST, THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG?},
  author={G. Baviera and N. Maiello and E. Galli},
  year={2015}
}
  • G. Baviera, N. Maiello, E. Galli
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a highly pruritic, chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects up to 25% of children and 10% of adults. Approximately 90% of patients with AD are colonised by Staphylococcus aureus, compared with only 5–30% of non-atopic individuals. Th2 cytokines have a permissive effect on microbial invasion, the epidermal barrier, and cell-mediated immunity, which lowers the production of antimicrobial proteins. Superantigen-producing S. aureus colonisation is correlated with… CONTINUE READING
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