Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about atopic dermatitis in April-May 2012:
S. aureus (enterotoxins), M sympodialis, and allergens are trigger factors of atopic dermatitis - they stimulate dendritic cells http://goo.gl/MYLLZ
The term atopy cannot be used until an IgE sensitization has been documented. The umbrella for a local inflammation of the skin should be dermatitis. http://goo.gl/M76sm
Oral application of bacterial lysate in infancy decreases the risk of atopic dermatitis later in life. From week 5 until the end of month 7, infants were treated orally with bacterial lysate containing heat-killed gram-negative Escherichia coli Symbio and gram-positive Enterococcus faecalis Symbio. http://goo.gl/qIlXB
IL-31 is elevated in atopic dermatitis and correlates with disease activity and Th2 cytokine levels http://goo.gl/o3JXm
Oral phosphodiesterase inhibitor (PDE4) apremilast improved atopic dermatitis in adults in a pilot study http://goo.gl/wO6FU
Decreased vitamin D3 levels found in atopic dermatitis: relationship between IL-31 and oncostatin M http://goo.gl/Qyzbc
Yogurt and diversity of food in the first year of life might have a protective effect against atopic dermatitis http://goo.gl/tZlOY
Atopic dermatitis: the cost of care is $600 per year per U.S. patient http://goo.gl/nJrXn
3 questions in a parental questionnaire sufficient for diagnosing eczema in children: rash? itchy? which areas? http://bit.ly/I9ULHE
Children living on a farm are at reduced risk of asthma (OR 0.68), hay fever (OR, 0.43), atopic dermatitis (OR, 0.80), atopic sensitization (OR, 0.54) http://goo.gl/qVY2G
High total IgE and sensitization to egg at 6 months of age are risk factors for atopic dermatitis after 1 year of age http://goo.gl/uVtP3
Does autoimmunity/“autoreactivity” play a causative role in atopic dermatitis? JACI free article http://goo.gl/BWr2B
The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams.
Comments from Twitter:
Henry Ehrlich @AACMaven: Your monthly reviews are swell. Thanks a lot for doing them.
@Allergy: thank you. they are summaries of tweets, arranged by topic. I find them helpful for later review/references, etc.