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Increasing quality of life by improving the quality of skin in patients with atopic dermatitis

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Synopsis Atopic dermatitis is a chronic relapsing inflammatory skin disease which usually starts during the first years of life. In patients with the disease, the quality of skin is severely affected, and this is closely linked to a reduced quality of life. An increasing prevalence of the disease has also been observed during recent years, which has been attributed to potential provocation factors in the environment. The environmental influence of the disease is complex, but the role of stratum corneum as a biosensor regulating the response to a variety of insults has been suggested as one crucial factor. Therefore, our daily hygiene and treatment of dryness are necessary measures to improve the quality of life and possibly reduce the frequency of the disease. Soaps as well as moisturizers show important differences in their impact on barrier function.


La dermite atopique est une maladie inflammatoire, chronique et récidivante de la peau, que dans la plus part des cas, débute dans les premières années de la vie. La qualité de la peau est sévèrement affectée chez les individus soufrant de cette maladie et consécutivement la qualité de leur vie est affectée aussi. Au cours des dernières années on a observé une prévalence accroissant de la maladie, potentiellement attribuée aux facteurs provocateurs de l'environnement. Pour la dermite atopique l'influence de l'environnement est complexe; on a été suggéré que stratum corneum joue un rôle de biosensor, crucial pour la régulation des répons aux diverses insultes de l'environnement. C'est pour cela que l'hygiène quotidienne et le traitement de la peau sèche sont importants, pas seulement pour le bien-être, mais possiblement aussi pour la prévention de la dermite atopique. Les savons aussi bien que les lotions peuvent différemment influencer la fonction de barrière de la peau.
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Keywords: atopic dermatitis; barrier function; cleansing; irritation; moisturizers; quality of life; soap residue; treatment

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: April 1, 2007

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