[Contact allergy].

  • G Schuler
  • Published 1993 in Wiener klinische Wochenschrift


Following epicutaneous application of a potential contact sensitizing agent (hapten) allergic contact dermatitis results if sensitizing rather than tolerizing signals become dominant. Whereas downregulatory signals are poorly defined it has become clear that epidermal Langerhans cells play an important role in the induction of contact allergy. The current… (More)


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