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How the skin becomes inflamed: Toxin-producing bacteria

07:42 EST 8 Nov 2017 | Science Daily

Researchers report the discovery of a key underlying immune mechanism that explains why to how our skin becomes inflamed from conditions such as atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema. Toxin-producing bacteria on the surface of our skin induces a protein that causes our own cells to react and cause inflammation.

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