Purified Der p1 and p2 patch tests in patients with atopic dermatitis: evidence for both allergenicity and proteolytic irritancy.

Atopic dermatitis has many similarities with allergic contact dermatitis. Previous studies have revealed delayed-type allergic reactions indicating specific cell-mediated immune reactions in subgroups of patients. It has recently been recognized that purified house dust mite major allergens, Der p1 and Der p2 from Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, exhibit a… CONTINUE READING