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Microbiome: Ecology of eczema

Nature Microbiology volume 1, Article number: 16135 (2016) | Download Citation

Patients with atopic dermatitis have fundamentally different skin microbial populations compared with people with healthy skin. Bacteria associated with atopic dermatitis express genes for survival in dry conditions and for ammonia production, modulating the pH of this distinct environment and driving complex ecological interactions.

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  1. Ian D. Odell is in the Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

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  2. Richard A. Flavell is in the Department of Immunobiology, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA.

    • Richard A. Flavell

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