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Cutaneous Allergy

  • Theodor Nasemann
  • Wolfhard Sauerbrey
  • Walter H. C. Burgdorf

Abstract

An allergic reaction occurs when the body mounts an immunologic response to a foreign substance. The reactions of the immune system are divided into two major types: immediate hypersensitivity mediated by immunoglobulins, and delayed hypersensitivity mediated by sensitized lymphocytes (Fig. 10-1). Both of these mechanisms are important in allergic skin diseases.

Keywords

Contact Dermatitis Patch Test Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Allergic Contact Dermatitis Tinea Pedis 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodor Nasemann
    • 1
  • Wolfhard Sauerbrey
    • 2
  • Walter H. C. Burgdorf
    • 3
  1. 1.HamburgFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.München 40Federal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyUniversity of OklahomaOklahoma CityUSA

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