An estimated 100  trillion microorganisms inhabit the human body.  This includes bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa and mites. We are only beginning to understand how these microbial communities impact health and disease. There is a balance between the microbiome and the immune system.

This site is a repository of information about the emerging field of the skin microbiome. Disorders such as atopic dermatitis, acne, skin ulcers, rosacea, perioral dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrhea and seborrheic dermatitis and many more appear to be caused or exacerbated by “dysbiosis”, an imbalance in the microbial community. This understanding can guide us to the next generation of therapeutic options for many skin disorders.

The information we present is organized in different categories such as books, interviews, lectures, medical journals, and news articles. Please visit this site periodically for the latest updates on the skin microbiome. (Image adopted from http://bioloskiblog.wordpress.com)

Thank you for your participation. We appreciate your comments. You may contact us at Info@skinmicrobiome.net

Editorial Board

Yoon K. Cohen, D.O. Dermatology Resident, Mesa, Arizona
David J. Elpern, M.D. Dermatologist, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Lawrence Eron,M.D. Infectious Disease Specialist, Honolulu, Hawaii

** I am deeply grateful to David Elpern, M.D. for introducing me to the microbiome concept and his continuing support.**

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