Atopic Dermatitis Potentially Treated by Strain of Bacteria

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, reported they have identified a universal strain of bacteria derived from healthy human skin that can treat atopic dermatitis. The researchers investigated the safety and mechanisms of this certain bacteria in a first-in-human, Phase I, double-blinded clinical trial where two-thirds of participants reported improvements in their symptoms, including fewer complaints of itchiness and inflammation.