Allergens in atopic dermatitis.

  title={Allergens in atopic dermatitis.},
  author={Y Dai},
  journal={Clinical reviews in allergy & immunology},
  volume={33 3},
  • Y Dai
  • Published 2007 in Clinical reviews in allergy & immunology
Allergens play an essential role in atopic dermatitis, either intrinsic or extrinsic. They provoke cutaneous inflammation via IgE-dependent and cell-mediated immune reactions. Food allergens have a well-known contribution to disease activity of atopic dermatitis, especially in infants and young children. However, the importance of inhaled allergens is still under investigation. For clinical implication, identification of individualized allergens is an ideal strategy for better control of atopic… CONTINUE READING