Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Photoallergic Contact Dermatitis, and Phototoxic Dermatitis
Allergic eczematous contact dermatitis (ACD) is a disease of great clinical, scientific, and historical interest. This is in part due to the very characteristic changes in the epidermis and dermis evoked by this perhaps most uniquely “cutaneous” immunological response. Its historical interest derives from the fact that some of the first recognized cardinal clinical features of immune responses in man can be traced to ACD. These include the clear-cut relationship between clinical exposure to the allergen and the resultant predictable clinical and histological changes, the reproduction of the disease by deliberate exposure to the allergen, and the development of the patch test as a clinically useful tool.
KeywordsMigration Inhibitory Factor Contact Dermatitis Allergic Contact Dermatitis Cutaneous Contact Contact Allergy
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