Single nucleotide polymorphisms and the haplotype in the DEFB1 gene are associated with atopic dermatitis in a Korean population.


BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) patients have been recognized to have an increased susceptibility to cutaneous colonization and infection by bacteria, fungi and viruses. OBJECTIVE We wanted to evaluate the associations of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and the haplotype in the defensin (DEFA) and defensin (DEFB) genes, and so we performed… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jdermsci.2008.12.005