Diseases linked with low Skin Biodiversity

science reports...

The following is just a very small example of the latest skin microbiome research into the link between microbial diversity and common skin ailments and diseases.

Allergies

The microbiome in allergic disease: Current understanding and future opportunities

"Studies from Europe showing that living in a farming environment, which is linked to exposures to a diverse microbial community, is associated with a lower incidence of allergies."

By Yvonne J. Huang, et al.
The Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
2017

Sunburn

The skin microbiome and immune system: Potential target for chemoprevention?

"A recent study demonstrated that the skin microbiome of cachectic cancer patients is less diverse than that of healthy participants"

By Mohammad Asif Sherwani et al.
Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
2017

Athlete's Foot & Ringworm

Human Skin Fungal Diversity

"New treatment strategies are required to strategically target microbial dysbiosis and to combat the increasingly observed resistance against our current arsenal of antimicrobials."

By Keisha Findley et al.
Nature
2013

Wound Healing

The Wound Microbiome: Modern Approaches to Examining the Role of Microorganisms in Impaired Chronic Wound Healing

"Microorganisms are believed to play a significant role in impaired healing of chronic wounds and the development of infection-related complications.

By Ana M. Misic et al.
Advances in Wound Care
2014

Diabetic Skin

A longitudinal study of the diabetic skin and wound microbiome.

"The diabetic skin microbiome was significantly less diverse than control skin...."

By Melissa Gardiner et al.
PeerJ
2017

Leishmaniasis

The microbiological signature of human cutaneous leishmaniasis lesions exhibits restricted bacterial diversity compared to healthy skin

"These findings demonstrate that traditional evaluation by culturing pathogenic bacteria is highly biased...."

By Salgado, et al.
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
2016

Blepharitis & Conjunctivitis

Human Microbiota and Ophthalmic Disease

"Disruption of the normal ocular surface microbiota may play a significant role as a cofactor in the pathogenesis of ophthalmic diseases, such as contact lens-associated corneal infiltrative events, blepharitis, and post-operative infectious endophthalmitis."

By Louise J. Lu and Ji Liu
Yale Journal of Biology & Medicine
2016

Skin Cancer

Bacteria on our bodies may be protecting us from skin cancer

"Your skin is crawling with bacteria – and some of them could be protecting you from cancer...."

By Jessica Hamzelou
New Scientist
2018