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Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) News Releases

Scientists Identify Single-Gene Mutations that Lead to Atopic Dermatitis
June 19, 2017

Researchers have identified mutations in a gene called CARD11 that lead to atopic dermatitis, or eczema, an allergic skin disease. Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and other institutions discovered the mutations in four unrelated families with severe atopic dermatitis and studied the resulting cell-signaling defects that contribute to allergic disease.