In a press release from TUM on April 17, study author Prof. Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann said: “A big advantage of allergy diagnostics with a nasal smear is that it is a good option for small children as compared to blood samples or skin prick testing. For that age group, a hyposensitization therapy is important because allergic rhinitis can develop into allergic asthma.”
A nation-wide study in Korea has found an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in individuals with psoriasis, though the elevation in risk was reduced in those who were receiving systemic treatment for their skin condition.
“Periostin and its receptor connect the skin directly to the central nervous system,” said the study’s lead author, Santosh Mishra, PhD, in a press release. “We have identified the first junction in the itch pathway associated with eczema. If we can break that connection, we can relieve the itch.”