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Skin

Updated 04 July 2014

Immune system regulates skin organisms

Your immune system influences the types of microorganisms that live on your skin and affect your risk for disease.

Your immune system influences the types of microorganisms that live on your skin and affect your risk for disease, according to a new study.

The researchers looked at patients with rare genetic defects that cause reduced immune function. All of them also had an eczema-like skin condition. Samples taken from the patients' skin showed that they had types of bacteria and fungi on their skin that were not found on healthy people.

Significant differences

 

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