Bacterial infections suppress protective immune response in neurodermatitis

The skin condition neurodermatitis affects nearly one in four children and also occurs frequently in adults. Many patients also develop infections in the dry, open patches of skin, for example due to colonization by the pathogenic bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, which is particularly abundant on the skin of neurodermatitis patients. Scientists at Technische Universitat Munchen and the University of Tubingen have now shown in an animal model that these infections can severely disrupt the immune system, thus aggravating the skin condition. —> Read More Here


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