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Allergic triggers in atopic dermatitis
|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/*immunology — Animals — Dermatitis, Atopic/complications/*diagnosis/immunology/therapy — *Desensitization, Immunologic — Food Habits — Food Hypersensitivity/complications/*diagnosis/immunology/therapy — Humans — Immunization — Immunoglobulin E/immunology — Practice Guidelines as Topic — Respiratory Hypersensitivity/complications/*diagnosis/immunology/therapy — Skin Tests|
|Research group||Pathogenèse et traitement des allergies alimentaires (191)|
|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. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:20826|