Does autonomic dysfunction play a role in atopic dermatitis?


Cicek D., Kandi B., Berilgen M. S. , Bulut S., Tekatas A., Dertlioglu S. B. , ...Daha Fazla

BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, cilt.159, ss.834-838, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 159 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2008.08756.x
  • Dergi Adı: BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.834-838

Özet

Background Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic dermatitis characterized by intense itching and excessive skin dryness. The factor most commonly blamed for the pathogenesis of skin dryness in the disease is impaired barrier function of the stratum corneum. However, there are findings indicating that the autonomic nervous system, and the sympathetic nervous system in particular, is affected negatively in AD, and thus, autonomic dysfunction can be an important factor leading to skin dryness.