atopic dermatitis

New method reformulates pathogens into the body’s allies

Any agreement which entails benefits for both sides is called a win-win situation. This is precisely the result intended for the long-term cooperation and…

Atopic dermatitis: elevated salt concentrations in affected skin

In industrial countries, nearly one in three people are affected by allergies at some point in their lives. One in ten children suffer from atopic dermatitis….

A study of 377,000 sheds light on the role played by the genome in eczema

Atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema, afflicts approximately one out of every five children and one out of every twelve adults. Though knowledge of the genome…

Enzyme in cosmetic products can act as allergen via the skin

Papain is found naturally in papaya and is often referred to as a “plant-based pepsin” in reference to the digestive enzyme pepsin that is present in the…

Herpes virus exploits immune response to bolster infection

The findings are published in the June 6, 2013 issue of Nature Communications.HSV-1 is a persistent and problematic pathogen. Typically, it infects victims…

Genome-wide study identifies 8 new susceptibility loci for atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (often called ecszema) is a chronic, relapsing inflammatory skin condition affecting as much as one-fifth of children and 1-3% of adults in…

Lower occurrence of atopic dermatitis in children thanks to farm animals and cats

Atopic dermatitis (also known as atopic eczema) is a chronic and extremely painful inflammation of the skin that frequently occurs in early childhood,…

Starting from scratch

A child who can’t stop scratching himself may well be suffering from atopic dermatitis, also known as neurodermatitis. Extreme irritability of the skin with a…

La Jolla Institute unlocks mystery of potentially fatal reaction to smallpox vaccine

Researchers from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have pinpointed the cellular defect that increases the likelihood, among eczema sufferers, of…

Researchers discover why eczema often leads to asthma

Now scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have uncovered what might be the key to atopic march. They've shown that a substance…

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