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S. aureus (magnified view)

Studies seem to suggest that Staphylococcus aureus may play at least a secondary role in rosacea, particularly in the ocular form. No causative role has been established for S. aureus in rosacea, but studies suggest that people with other skin conditions such as Atopic Dermatitis are often infected with S. aureus and that infection with the pathogen can lead to an upregulated TH2 immune response. Studies also seem to suggest that S. aureus thrives in an abnormal TH2 environment.

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