autosensitization

autosensitization

 [aw″to-sen″sĭ-tĭ-za´shun]
development of sensitivity to one's own serum or tissues.

autosensitization

/au·to·sen·si·ti·za·tion/ (-sen″sĭ-tĭ-za´shun) autoimmunization.
erythrocyte autosensitization  autoerythrocyte sensitization; see painful bruising syndrome, under syndrome .

autosensitization

[-sen′sətīzā′shən]
Etymology: Gk, autos, self; L, sentire, to feel
the sensitization of an individual by humoral antibodies or by a delayed cellular reaction to substances in his or her own body tissues.

autosensitization

development of sensitivity to one's own serum or tissues.
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These 224 “misdiagnosed” patients had the following skin diseases: unclassified eczema ( n = 132), irritant contact dermatitis ( n = 11), allergic contact dermatitis ( n = 42), photosensitivity dermatitis ( n = 4), autosensitization dermatitis ( n = 13), seborrheic dermatitis ( n = 24), lichen simplex chronicus ( n = 20), prurigo ( n = 2), corticosteroid-dependent dermatitis ( n = 2), unclassified eczema and irritant contact dermatitis ( n = 22), and unclassified eczema, allergic contact dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis ( n = 2).
Further, torsion in the prepubertal male does not cause autosensitization and diminished fertility in adult life.
Gardner FH, Diamond LK: Autoerythrocyte sensitization; a form of purpura producing painful bruising following autosensitization to red blood cells in certain women.
The psychogenic purpuras: a review of autoerythrocyte sensitization, autosensitization to DNA, "hysterical" and factitial bleeding, and the religious stigmata.
Autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome is a condition, usually occurring in women, in which bruising occurs easily, with the resulting ecchymoses tending to enlarge and involve adjacent tissues, causing pain in the affected parts; it may be a form of autosensitization or may be due to psychogenic causes.