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The angry back syndrome: eczema creates eczema.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1235246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
False positive patch test reactions are common when the skin of the back is hper-reactive. Such reactions can obscure or invalidate observations of multiple specific sensitivity and of cross-sensitivity to contactants. The pathogenesis of the hyper-reactive skin ('angry back') is discussed and a mechanism postulated for the notion that eczema at certain sites can provoke an eczematous tendency at other sites.
J C Mitchell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contact dermatitis     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0105-1873     ISO Abbreviation:  Contact Derm.     Publication Date:  1975 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-05-12     Completed Date:  1977-05-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7604950     Medline TA:  Contact Dermatitis     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dermatitis, Contact* / diagnosis
Eczema / complications*,  etiology
Patch Tests

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