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Clin Exp Dermatol. 2009 Dec;34(8):e901-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2009.03672.x.

A case report and critical appraisal of the literature on the use of DermaSilk in children with atopic dermatitis.

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Dermatology Department, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.


Atopic dermatitis (AD) is easily aggravated by detergents, synthetic and woollen clothing, and bacterial colonization. Cotton clothing is often recommended for children with AD, but cotton can contain rough fibres that may act as skin irritants. In contrast, silk is characterized by smooth fibres with minimal potential for irritation. We report a sericin-free silk (DermaSilk), which is treated with AEGIS AEM5772/5, a product that has antibacterial properties, and evaluate its use in the treatment of AD.

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