Immune responses to isolated human skin antigens in actinic prurigo.

  title={Immune responses to isolated human skin antigens in actinic prurigo.},
  author={Alberto G{\'o}mez and Angela Uma{\~n}a and Alba Alicia Trespalacios},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  volume={12 3},
BACKGROUND Actinic prurigo (AP) is a frequent photodermatosis among Amerindians, with a high incidence among women and children below ten years of age. Neither the cause of actinic prurigo nor its etiological agent have been described. Not much is known about the pathogenic mechanisms of the disease, although associations with the human leucocitary antigens (HLA) and local immune responses seem to play an important role in its expression, as is the case in other skin autoimmune disorders, such… CONTINUE READING