Stress-induced immunomodulation is altered in patients with atopic dermatitis.

@article{BuskeKirschbaum2002StressinducedII,
  title={Stress-induced immunomodulation is altered in patients with atopic dermatitis.},
  author={Angelika Buske-Kirschbaum and Andrea Gierens and Heike H{\"o}llig and Dirk H. Hellhammer},
  journal={Journal of neuroimmunology},
  year={2002},
  volume={129 1-2},
  pages={161-7}
}
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronically relapsing inflammatory skin disease with main symptoms such as eczematous skin lesions and severe pruritus. Although the relevance of stress in the pathology of AD is widely accepted, the underlying biological mechanisms of stress-induced exacerbation of AD symptoms are not fully understood. The specific goal of the present study was to investigate the impact of acute psychosocial stress on atopy-relevant immune functions in AD sufferers. AD patients (n… CONTINUE READING
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