Immune status in atopic eczema: a survey.

@article{Byrom1979ImmuneSI,
  title={Immune status in atopic eczema: a survey.},
  author={N. A. Byrom and Dennis Timlin},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={1979},
  volume={100 5},
  pages={
          491-8
        }
}
We have searched the literature for data on the in vitro assessment of immune status in atopic eczema patients, and have found much confusion. The major findings are tabulated. It is concluded that atopic eczema is a form of immune deficiency, although it is unclear whether this is a primary or secondary defect. Most authors find a T-lymphocyte deficit while eosinophils, B lymphocytes and serum IgE are increased. Serum IgE levels appear to correlated with severity of eczema symptoms. We have… CONTINUE READING

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