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Allergic triggers in atopic dermatitis.
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PMID:  20670814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Food or environmental allergens play a significant pathogenic role in a subgroup of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) and can trigger eczema flares. This review focuses on when and which diagnostic and allergen-avoidance measures are beneficial. Diagnosis of allergic triggers may be aided by skin-prick tests measuring serum-specific IgE and/or atopy patch tests (APT) based on the patient's history, and when necessary, oral food challenges (OFC). In a subset of patients, therapeutic measures, such as elimination of the incriminated allergen(s), can lead to marked improvement of AD; this is especially true for food allergens, but can also apply to inhalant allergens.
Jean-Christoph Caubet; Philippe A Eigenmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Immunology and allergy clinics of North America     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1557-8607     ISO Abbreviation:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805635     Medline TA:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-307     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
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