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Atopic dermatitis: is it an allergic disease?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7490346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
For many years controversy has surrounded the relation between allergy and atopic dermatitis. We critically review the evidence for the contribution of allergy, or IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reactions, to the pathogenesis of this disease. We conclude that, at present, there is scant evidence that allergy is central to the development of atopic dermatitis, although it may be an aggravating factor in a few patients. Hence there is little rationale for the routine use of allergy testing or dietary and environmental manipulation in the management of this disease.
Authors:
A R Halbert; W L Weston; J G Morelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0190-9622     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-02     Completed Date:  1996-01-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1008-18     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado, Denver 80262, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Allergens / adverse effects
Bacterial Infections / complications
Dermatitis, Atopic / etiology*,  genetics,  immunology
Humans
Hypersensitivity, Immediate*
Immunoglobulin E / blood,  genetics
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Allergens; 37341-29-0/Immunoglobulin E
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
J Am Acad Dermatol. 1997 Feb;36(2 Pt 1):280-1   [PMID:  9039192 ]

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