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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Scientists Think They Finally Know What Happens in The Skin When You Have Eczema

Interesting. I wonder why the filaggrin protein defect originated in the first place? Mother Nature sometimes originate “defects” as a solution to another problem. For instance, hypothesis of sickle cell trait as protection against malaria, cystic fibrosis carrier as protection against dehydration from cholera, inflammatory bowel diseases as protection against intestinal parasitic infestation and keloid rapid skin healing to protect against infection and sepsis. When I see genetic and molecular variances, I can’t help but think, “what problem was mother nature trying to solve….”
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

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