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Study spotlights the skin microbiome’s evolving nature

Key clinical point: The skin’s microbial diversity changes with increasing age in children while remaining stable in adult mothers.

Major finding: The skin microbiome in children becomes more diverse between the ages of 3-4 to age 10.

Study details: A longitudinal analysis of 30 mothers and their 31 children.

Disclosures: The study was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Consumer. Dr. Capone and her two coauthors are employees of the company.


Capone K et al. AAD 20, Abstract F053.