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The missing link between itch and inflammation in atopic dermatitis.

Cell. Oct 10, 2013;155(2):267-9.
Elmariah SB, Lerner EA.

Cutaneous Biology Research Center, Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA. Electronic address:


Atopic dermatitis is a common skin disease with high morbidity and is associated with severe itch and chronic skin inflammation. In this issue of Cell, Wilson et al. demonstrate that epithelial cells communicate directly with cutaneous sensory neurons via a cytokine to induce itch.