Composition of cutaneous bacterial microbiome in seborrheic dermatitis patients: A cross-sectional study

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Abstract

Results We found an increased α-diversity between SD lesional cases versus controls (Shannon diversity: Kruskal-Wallis rank sum: Chi-squared: 19.06; global p-value = 7.7x10-5). Multivariate statistical analysis showed significant associations in microbiome composition when comparing lesional SD skin to controls (p-value = 0.03;R2 = 0.1%). Seven out of 13 amplicon sequence variants (ASVs) that were significantly different between controls and lesional cases were members of the genus Staphylococcus, most of which showed increased composition in lesional cases, and were closely related to S. capitis S. caprae and S. epidermidis. Conclusion Microbiome composition differs in patients with seborrheic dermatitis and individuals without diseases. Differences were mainly found in the genus Staphylococcus.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0251136
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume16
Issue number5 May
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2021

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