Publication: Assessment of IL-31 levels and disease severity in children with atopic dermatitis
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Ozbay, A. Celik
Introduction and objectives: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, relapsing, highly pruritic, inflam- matory skin disease characterized by typical localization with increasing prevalence of 10-20% in children. Pruritus is one of the major diagnostic criteria of atopic dermatitis and also the main complaint altering quality-of-life of affected patients, inducing and aggravating inflammation. Although pruritus is the absolute symptom of AD, the etiology has not been fully explained yet and current antihistamine therapies are ineffective.
Ozceker D., Bulut M., Ozbay A. C. , Dilek F., Koser M., Tamay Z., Guler N., -Assessment of IL-31 levels and disease severity in children with atopic dermatitis-, ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA, cilt.46, ss.322-325, 2018