Restoring IL-17 may treat skin infections related to chronic alcohol consumption

31 marzo 2015

Alcoholism takes a toll on every aspect of a person’s life, including skin problems. Now, a new research report helps explain why this happens and what might be done to address it. «The clinical association between alcoholism and severe skin infection is well established,» said one expert. «The ability to experimentally model skin immune deficiencies that occur in chronic alcoholics opens up new avenues to test immune-based therapies to better protect this population and thereby limit the spread of infectious disease to the broader community as well.»