Paternal vs. Maternal Factors in Childhood Atopic Dermatitis

Alexandra R. Vaughn, Raja K. Sivamani, Peter A. Lio, Vivian Y. Shi*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory skin disease that chronically affects children and adults worldwide. Environmental exposures, heritable factors, immune dysregulation, and skin barrier malfunction all contribute to the multifactorial nature of AD. It is known that maternal and paternal influences are important predictors for the risk of AD in offspring. This review examines and compares the evidence and mechanisms behind specific maternal and paternal factors that may contribute to the pathogenesis of AD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-245
Number of pages5
JournalDermatitis
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

    Fingerprint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Dermatology

Cite this