Atopic dermatitis - top articles in April/May 2012

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

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.

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.

IL-31 is elevated in atopic dermatitis and correlates with disease activity and Th2 cytokine levels -- IL-31: A new key player in dermatology and beyond - IL-31 is strongly linked with chronic pruritic skin disorders, such as atopic eczema, and represents a novel target for directed drug therapy

Oral phosphodiesterase inhibitor (PDE4) apremilast improved atopic dermatitis in adults in a pilot study

Decreased vitamin D3 levels found in atopic dermatitis: relationship between IL-31 and oncostatin M

Yogurt and diversity of food in the first year of life might have a protective effect against atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis: the cost of care is $600 per year per U.S. patient

3 questions in a parental questionnaire sufficient for diagnosing eczema in children: rash? itchy? which areas?

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)

High total IgE and sensitization to egg at 6 months of age are risk factors for atopic dermatitis after 1 year of age

Does autoimmunity/“autoreactivity” play a causative role in atopic dermatitis? JACI free article

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.

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