Antibiotic therapy in atopic dermatitis.

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Bonifazi E. 2018. Antibiotic therapy in atopic dermatitis. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 6 (2):77-80.


Bonifazi E.
pp. 77-80


The pathogenetic role of Staphylococcus aureus (S.a.) in atopic dermatitis (AD) and the therapeutic implications related with this infectious agent are matters particu­larly debated by the experts. Some Authors sup­port the idea that S.a. has a fundamental relevan­ce in the evolution of the disease and conse­quently they are in favour of an antiseptic treat­ment of this condition. Another group of experts consider S.a. a secondary host and support the view that its penetration is caused by alterations of the barrier properties of skin. They also sug­gest that this agent may cause complications only in a small percentage of AD subjects. This argument has theoretical and practical implica­tions which will be discussed in this article. 


Antibiotic therapy, Staphylococcus aureus, Atopic dermatitis