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The Pathophysiology of Atopic Eczema: Synopsis

  • J. Ring
  • T. Ruzicka
  • B. Przybilla

Abstract

While the pathomechanisms of allergic respiratory diseases such as hay fever or extrinsic bronchial asthma are rather well established, the role of allergic reactions in the pathophysiology of atopic eczema is still controversial. Two main currents can be detected in the history of the literature that try to explain the disease: specifically altered immune reactivity (i.e., allergy), on the one hand, and nonspecifically altered reactivity on the other [5, 18, 31, 36, 47, 52].

Keywords

Atopic Eczema Allergic Contact Dermatitis Atopic Disease Eosinophil Cationic Protein Atopic Dermatitis Patient 
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  • T. Ruzicka
  • B. Przybilla

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