Association and linkage of atopic dermatitis with chromosome 13q12-14 and 5q31-33 markers

Kirsten Beyer, Renate Nickel, Linda Freidhoff, Bengt Björkstén, Shau Ku Huang, Kathleen C. Barnes, Susan MacDonald, Johannes Forster, Fred Zepp, Volker Wahn, Terri H. Beaty, David G. Marsh, Ulrich Wahn

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Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects 10-20% of the population. Linkage of atopy, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and total serum IgE levels to several different chromosomal regions have been described extensively, but little is known about the genetic control of atopic dermatitis. We tested for the association and linkage between atopic dermatitis and five chromosomal regions: 5q31-33, 6p21.3, 12q15-24.1, 13q12-31, and 14q11.2/14q32.1-32.3. Marker analysis was performed in two Caucasian populations: (i) 192 unrelated German children with atopic dermatitis and 59 non-atopic children from a German birth cohort study (MAS '90), parental DNA was tested in 77 of 192 children with atopic dermatitis; (ii) 40 Swedish families with at least one family member with atopic dermatitis selected from the International Study of Asthma and Allergy in Children. Evidence for linkage and allelic association for atopic dermatitis was observed for markers on chromosome 13q12-14 and 5q31-33.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)906-908
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Investigative Dermatology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Genetics
  • Marker analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Dermatology
  • Cell Biology


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