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2024 Mar 13



RNA-sequencing of paired tape-strips and skin biopsies in atopic dermatitis reveals key differences.


Fritz B, Halling AS, Cort ID, Christensen MO, Rønnstad ATM, Olesen CM, Knudgaard MH, Zachariae C, Heegaard S, Thyssen JP, Bjarnsholt T


Skin tape-strips and biopsies are widely used methods for investigating the skin in atopic dermatitis (AD). Biopsies are more commonly used but can cause scarring and pain, whereas tape-strips are noninvasive but sample less tissue. The study evaluated the performance of skin tape-strips and biopsies for studying AD.