Atopic Dermatitis Research Network (ADRN)

The Atopic Dermatitis Research Network is a consortium of academic medical centers that conduct clinical research studies in an attempt to learn more about skin infections associated with atopic dermatitis.

Main Areas of Focus

  • To understand host defense mechanisms and immune system responses in the skin by comparing responses to viral and bacterial skin infections in healthy individuals with those in people with atopic dermatitis
  • To understand more about the immune system of atopic dermatitis patients, which may lead to new therapeutic targets that minimize the likelihood of cutaneous infections that frequently exacerbate this disease
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