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Allergic triggers in atopic dermatitis

Caubet, Jean-Christoph
Published in Immunology and allergy clinics of North America. 2010, vol. 30, no. 3, p. 289-307
Abstract 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.
Keywords Allergens/*immunologyAnimalsDermatitis, Atopic/complications/*diagnosis/immunology/therapy*Desensitization, ImmunologicFood HabitsFood Hypersensitivity/complications/*diagnosis/immunology/therapyHumansImmunizationImmunoglobulin E/immunologyPractice Guidelines as TopicRespiratory Hypersensitivity/complications/*diagnosis/immunology/therapySkin Tests
PMID: 20670814
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CAUBET, Jean-Christoph, EIGENMANN, Philippe. Allergic triggers in atopic dermatitis. In: Immunology and allergy clinics of North America, 2010, vol. 30, n° 3, p. 289-307. doi: 10.1016/j.iac.2010.06.002 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:20826

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