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Management of Patients with Atopic Eczema

  • Johannes Ring

Abstract

Careful allergy diagnostics is standard in the management of atopic dermatitis and comprises the four steps from history and skin test to in vitro allergy diagnostics and provocation testing. The most common positive atopy patch test reactions are found against house dust mite, animal epithelia, and pollen. Food allergy can often only be evaluated by placebo-controlled oral provocation tests. This also holds true for food additives which equally can elicit exacerbations of atopic dermatitis. We do not recommend an allergen avoidance diet unless the relevance of this food for triggering an exacerbation of the disease has been clearly established.

Keywords

Atopic Dermatitis Food Allergy Skin Prick Test House Dust Food Allergen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Ring
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and Allergology BiedersteinTechnische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM)MunichGermany
  2. 2.Christine Kuehne Center for Allergy Research and Education (CK-CARE)Hochgebirgsklinik (High Altitude Hospital)DavosSwitzerland

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