|Journal||Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology|
|State||Published - 1 Apr 2020|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Funding: This study was supported by the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology (Grant 3‐11174). Michael Brandwein is a recipient of the Kaete Klausner Fellowship. The funding organizations were not involved in study design, data collection, data analysis or any other stage of the research.
To the Editor, Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA) is an extremely rare autosomal recessive disorder with only several hundred cases reported worldwide. CIPA results in a number of rare symptoms, including anhidrosis and recurring skin infections, oftentimes caused by Staphylococci spp. In an effort to shed light on the contribution of sweat in shaping the composition of the skin microbiome in healthy individuals, as well as to characterize the skin microbiome in this condition, we profiled the skin microbiome of individuals with CIPA (36 samples from 12 CIPA patients) on the forehead, glabella and antecubital fossa and compared the skin microbiome composition to that of healthy volunteers.