STUDY OF THE ROLE OF SERUM FOLIC ACID IN ATOPIC DERMATITIS: A CORRELATION WITH SERUM IgE AND DISEASE SEVERITY

@inproceedings{Shaheen2011STUDYOT,
  title={STUDY OF THE ROLE OF SERUM FOLIC ACID IN ATOPIC DERMATITIS: A CORRELATION WITH SERUM IgE AND DISEASE SEVERITY},
  author={Maha Adel Shaheen and Enas A. S. Attia and Manal L Louka and Nashwa Bareedy},
  booktitle={Indian journal of dermatology},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Most atopic dermatitis (AD) patients have elevated serum immunoglobulin E (IgE). Impaired folic acid (FA) metabolism was found to reduce the intracellular methyl donor pool, associated with a higher prevalence of atopy. AIM To assess serum IgE and FA in AD patients and to correlate their levels with the disease severity, and with each other. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty patients with AD were assessed for serum FA and IgE, compared with 20 age- and sex-matched controls. Patients… CONTINUE READING

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