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Herpes simplex infections in patients with atopic dermatitis : correlation with other atopic symptoms

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dc.title Herpes simplex infections in patients with atopic dermatitis : correlation with other atopic symptoms en
ethesis.discipline Dermatology and Allergology en
ethesis.discipline Ihotaudit ja allergologia fi
ethesis.discipline Hudsjukdomar och allergologi sv
ethesis.department Institutionen för klinisk medicin sv
ethesis.department Institute of Clinical Medicine en
ethesis.department Kliininen laitos fi
ethesis.faculty Faculty of Medicine en
ethesis.faculty Medicinska fakulteten sv
ethesis.faculty Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta fi
ethesis.faculty.URI Helsingfors universitet sv University of Helsinki en Helsingin yliopisto fi
dct.creator Salonen, Janne
dct.issued 2014
dct.language.ISO639-2 eng
dct.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine whether the severity of atopic dermatitis (AD) and concomitant atopic diseases correlate with one's history of herpes simplex (HSV) infections. Previous studies have shown that high serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels and high severity of AD are connected with eczema herpeticum infections. 459 patients, whose history of HSV infections was known, were assessed in this study. The dependency between these possibly predisposing factors and history of HSV infections was analysed using chi-square and Kruskal-Wallis –tests, and relationship was further investigated in multinomial logistic regression to determine odds ratios. Age, allergic conjunctivitis and asthma were shown to have a statistically significant correlation with history of recurrent herpes infections or eczema herpeticum. Because of the setting of this study further follow-up is required to better assess the effect of serum IgE levels and severity of AD on the incidence of herpes simplex infections. en
dct.language en
ethesis.language English en
ethesis.language englanti fi
ethesis.language engelska sv
ethesis.supervisor Remitz, Anita
ethesis.thesistype Syventävä tutkielma fi
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201507282598
dc.type.dcmitype Text
ethesis-internal.updated TRUE2

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