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BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 04 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2441
  1. Jacob P Thyssen, resident in dermatology,
  2. Torkil Menné, professor,
  3. Claus Zachariae, consultant, department of dermato-allergology
  1. 1National Allergy Research Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, Niels Andersens Vej 65, DK-2900 Hellerup, Denmark
  1. jacpth01{at}

One in 10 Europeans have mutations in the filaggrin gene that result in a dysfunctional skin barrier. Mutations lead …

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