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Linking air pollution to atopic dermatitis

The relationship between atopic dermatitis and air pollution has been long debated but has now been connected via the aryl hydrocarbon receptor and its control of skin innervation and the consequent triggering of an itch-scratch response.

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Figure 1: The relationship between AD and air pollution.

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Kabashima, K., Otsuka, A. & Nomura, T. Linking air pollution to atopic dermatitis. Nat Immunol 18, 5–6 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/ni.3615

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