Staphylococcus aureus and Atopic Dermatitis

Mark V. Dahl

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Abstract

Atopic dermatitis is a genetically determined skin disease that is strongly influenced by environmental factors. The skin of affected patients is usually colonized by large numbers of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. These bacteria may aggravate atopic dermatitis or prevent resolution of the disease. The deleterious effects of S aureus on atopic dermatitis may be due to direct biologic action or may be due to indirect damage mediated by the immune and inflammatory systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)840-846
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Volume119
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1983

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