Vitamin D in atopic dermatitis, asthma and allergic diseases.

  title={Vitamin D in atopic dermatitis, asthma and allergic diseases.},
  author={Daniel A Searing and Donald Y. M. Leung},
  journal={Immunology and allergy clinics of North America},
  volume={30 3},
This review examines the scientific evidence behind the hypothesis that vitamin D plays a role in the pathogenesis of allergic diseases, along with a focus on emerging data regarding vitamin D and atopic dermatitis. Elucidated molecular interactions of vitamin D with components of the immune system and clinical data regarding vitamin D deficiency and atopic diseases are discussed. The rationale behind the sunshine hypothesis, laboratory evidence supporting links between vitamin D deficiency and… CONTINUE READING

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