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Is the composition of intestinal microbiota a marker for psoriasis?

According to a new study, psoriasis could be characterized by the depletion of the bacterium Akkermansia muciniphila in the intestinal microbiota. This study opens new avenues of investigation into this skin disorder.   Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder, in which specific ...
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Being born on a farm MAY prevent contact allergies

Being born and raised on a farm may prevent allergies, but the underlying immunological mechanisms are still poorly understood. Swiss researchers pursued this idea by comparing groups of mice to whose skin they applied allergenic substances. Some were born and raised on a farm, the others in the lab...
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Immunotherapy: its efficacy depends on the microbiota

Among patients with metastatic melanoma being treated with ipilimumab, only some respond favorably to this cancer treatment, which works by activating the immune system. Some of them also have side effects, in particular enterocolitis, whose symptoms are similar to those of chronic inflammatory bowe...
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Allergies: the role of microbiota

Recent scientific publications have added new data on the involvement of the various microbiota in asthma, food allergies (eggs, milk, peanuts, etc.), allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis. For example, we are told that Staphylococcus aureus causes atopic dermatitis. Recent analyses have shown...
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