[Shark liver oil as a supporting therapy in atopic dermatitis]

Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2007 Apr;22(130):312-3.
[Article in Polish]


Shark liver oils are the source of alkylglycerols and squalene but contain relatively low amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids (EFA). They are modulators of immunity to infections and cancers. Their protective action from bacterial and fungal infections indicates that they should be recommended in the patients suffering from atopic dermatitis. Those patients because of xerosis and disturbances of skin barrier are susceptible for that kind of infections.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / drug therapy*
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Fish Oils / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Sharks
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Fish Oils