The role of vitamin D in the immunopathogenesis of allergic skin diseases

  title={The role of vitamin D in the immunopathogenesis of allergic skin diseases},
  author={Ariel A. Benson and Jennifer Toh and Natalia Vernon and Sunit P. Jariwala},
  volume={67 3},
Vitamin D plays key roles in innate and adaptive immunity through the stimulation of Toll-like receptors, increasing pro-inflammatory cytokine production, and possibly enhancing T helper type 2 responses. These mechanisms may explain the growing body of evidence connecting vitamin D to allergic diseases, including asthma, food allergies, and allergic rhinitis. The data relating vitamin D to allergic skin diseases are equivocal with studies linking both high and low vitamin D levels to an… CONTINUE READING
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