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An American team has discovered an anti-tumoral molecule produced by certain Staphylococcus epidermidis strains that are commensal bacteria of the cutaneous microbiota. This could lead to new methods for treating and even preventing skin cancers. S. epidermidis is one of the dominant sp...
Atopic dermatitis is the most common inflammatory disease of the skin. It is characterized by an excessive immune reaction and modification of the endogenous flora, and affects 20% of children and 10% of adults. Current research focuses on the relationships between the microbiota and the mechanisms ...
The cutaneous microbiota of burn victims is disrupted, including in unburned areas of skin, which may make complications more likely in cases of autologous skin grafts. Burn victims have a high risk of infection (as many as 19% of patients hospitalized in burn treatment centers in Franc...
Lupus is a systemic chronic inflammatory disease that manifests differently from one patient to another. This autoimmune disease seems to be the result of genetic and environmental factors. Studies are ongoing regarding the possible influence of the microbiota.
Acne is primarily attributed to hormonal changes but it may also be associated with a specific skin microbiota, which is likely influenced by the gut-brain-skin axis.
There seems to be a complex interaction between the cutaneous immune system and the microbiota which plays a role in the appearance of atopic eczema. Its modulation with probiotics is a promising avenue as a preventive measure.