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Skin barrier in atopic dermatitis: beyond filaggrin

Skin barrier in atopic dermatitis: beyond filaggrin Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with complex pathogenesis, where changes in the skin barrier and imbalance of the immune system are relevant factors. The skin forms a mechanic and immune barrier, regulating water loss from the internal to the external environment, and protecting the individual …

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Steroid Withdrawal Effects Long-Term Topical Corticosteroid Use

Skin defences point to eczema therapies

Steroid Withdrawal Effects Long-Term Topical Corticosteroid Use The body’s own natural defences could be harnessed in a potential therapy for a common skin condition, research suggests. The discovery may help create new treatments for atopic eczema, which affects around one in five children and one in 20 adults in the UK. Dermatitis Also called atopic …

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Bad eczema flare-ups may be caused by strains of bacteria

Bad eczema flare-ups may be caused by strains of bacteria

Bad eczema flare-ups may be caused by strains of bacteria Staphylococcus is common on the skin – DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Sam Wong Particular strains of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria have been linked to skin irritation in children with eczema, suggesting that the microbes that live on our skin play a role in the …

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