Children with atopic dermatitis showed reduced arginase activity

  • July 22, 2014

Pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis had lower levels of arginase activity in their granulocytes and plasma when compared with matched controls, according to recent study results.

Researchers in New Orleans compared arginase activity levels in 15 children with atopic dermatitis (AD; mean age, 4.8 years; nine boys) with six matched control patients with no history of atopy (mean age, 5.8 years; five boys). They explored whether arginase levels were altered in patients with AD as they are in other atopic diseases.

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