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Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing inflammatory skin disease characterised by alterations in the skin barrier and a predominant Th2 immune response. It may be associated with an increased incidence of bacterial (Staphylococcus aureus) and viral (herpes simplex, molluscum contagiosum, papilloma virus) skin infections.1
We report the case of a 53-year-old man who presented to our department with AD, from which he had been suffering since the age of 1 year and that …
Handling editor Anna Maria Geretti
Contributors Study conception and design by AMD’E, CF and GB. Data analysis by AJ, VD and SP. Literature review/study results interpretation by CF, FMM and MR. Final manuscript draft/editing by AMD’E, SP and CF.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
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