Contact and Atopic Dermatitis

  • Carlo Gelmetti
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 181)


Contact and atopic dermatitis are inflammatory diseases representing two important chapters of dermatology not only because of their frequency, but even more significantly for the implications on the social life of the affected individuals. Contact dermatitis is a reaction of the skin towards various foreign agents, even though this term describes two diseases entirely different for the mechanism responsible of their development: irritant and allergic. Atopic dermatitis is a strange and puzzling disease whose origin is still unknown and whose management can be extremely difficult; in a word: an open problem.


Atopic Dermatitis Contact Dermatitis House Dust Allergic Contact Dermatitis Foreign Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Gelmetti
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  1. 1.Istituto di I Clinica Dermatologica e Dermatologia PediatricaMilanItaly

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