NIAID conducts and supports research to better understand, prevent, and treat atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema. These efforts include basic studies on the immune mechanisms that contribute to atopic dermatitis and its complications, as well as patient-centered research that explores the genetic basis for the disease and evaluates new strategies for therapy and management.
Media Availability: NIH-Funded Scientists Develop Mouse Model for Atopic Dermatitis—Jan. 9, 2014
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Vitamin D and Parathyroid Hormone May Help Protect Against Bacterial Skin Infections—June 8, 2012
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Last Updated January 09, 2014