Skin barrier impairment correlates with cutaneous Staphylococcus aureus colonization and sensitization to skin-associated microbial antigens in adult patients with atopic dermatitis.

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Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. The pathogenesis of AD involves skin barrier defects and dysregulation of innate and adaptive immunity. Some environmental factors such as stress, infections, and allergens are associated with aggravation of AD. The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between skin barrier function, skin colonization of Staphylococcus aureus, and sensitization to antigens of skin-associated microorganisms in adult patients with AD.

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  • Dermatology and Venereal Diseases
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-33
JournalInternational Journal of Dermatology
Volume53
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes