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Immunological aspects of allergy and anaphylaxis part 57

  The effects of the weather, including temperature and humidity, on eczema add to these immunological and non immunological factors. A day at the beach  may have a positive effect on atopic dermatitis, while a dry, cold winter  has the … Continue reading

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Immunological aspects of allergy and anaphylaxis part 56

  Although those with atopic eczema often test positive to various foods and house dust mites, strict avoidance of these allergens does not improve the problem. Although allergies are an important component in atopic eczema, an estimated 90% of patients … Continue reading

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Immunological aspects of allergy and anaphylaxis part 55

  Provocative factors of atopic eczema are varied and may include stress, skin irritants, food allergens, environmental allergens, climate, season, and hormones. Avoiding the suspected foods has a mixed response. Often food restriction during a child’s early life leaves the … Continue reading

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Immunological aspects of allergy and anaphylaxis part 54

  Atopic Eczema Atopic eczema is an inflammatory skin disease characterized by severe pruritis with a chronic, relapsing course. Acute eczema is associated with marked erythema, superficial papulae, and vesiculae, which easily excoriate leading to crusting. It is the most … Continue reading

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Immunological aspects of allergy and anaphylaxis part 53

  Swelling of the skin without wheals, or angioedema, may be due to C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency, and this may be a hereditary or an acquired disease. The reactions may be painful subcutaneous or submucosal reactions initiated by trauma and … Continue reading

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Immunological aspects of allergy and anaphylaxis part 52

  Certain types of urticaria may be brought on by physical disruption of mast cells by either cold, scratching, or pressure. There is no IgE mediation of these reactions, unlike those from foods, but histamine release from the cells is … Continue reading

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Immunological aspects of allergy and anaphylaxis part 51

  Urticaria and angioedema Angioedema and urticaria are two of the more perplexing problems evaluated by physicians, and cases of chronic urticaria (hives of more than six weeks duration) may yield diagnoses in about 20% of those evaluated. Perhaps most  … Continue reading

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