BACKGROUND: Several studies have investigated levels of T-cell-derived interleukin (IL)-10 in individuals with atopic dermatitis, with conflicting results. AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: In order to address whether stratification of disease severity may help resolve the different findings, the hypothesis was tested that individuals with severe atopic dermatitis have a lower frequency of circulating IL-10-producing, allergen-specific CD4+ T cells than do individuals with mild disease. METHODS: Using periphe...Expand abstract
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Severe atopic dermatitis is associated with a reduced frequency of IL-10 producing allergen-specific CD4+ T cells.
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