contact allergy


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Related to contact allergy: contact dermatitis, Allergic contact dermatitis

al·ler·gic con·tact der·ma·ti·tis

a delayed type IV allergic reaction of the skin with varying degrees of erythema, edema, and vesiculation resulting from cutaneous contact with a specific allergen.
Synonym(s): contact allergy

al·ler·gic con·tact der·ma·ti·tis

(ă-lĕr'jik kon'takt dĕr'mă-tī'tis)
A delayed type IV allergic reaction of the skin with varying degrees of erythema, edema, and vesiculation resulting from cutaneous contact with a specific allergen.
Synonym(s): contact allergy.

al·ler·gic con·tact der·ma·ti·tis

(ă-lĕr'jik kon'takt dĕr'mă-tī'tis)
Delayed type IV allergic reaction of the skin with varying degrees of erythema, edema, and vesiculation resulting from cutaneous contact with a specific allergen.
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Johansen, "The epidemiology of contact allergy in the general population-prevalence and main findings," Contact Dermatitis, vol.
Weyland, "Contact allergy to chloroacetamide in an "anti-wrinkle serum"," Contact Dermatitis, vol.
"As with any other allergen, the ideal patch test concentration should be able to detect as many cases of contact allergy as possible without causing irritant reactions or active sensitization," the authors said, noting that preliminary results from Denmark suggest that 2,000 ppm (0.2% aq) is an appropriate concentration.
In this review, we summarize recent findings on the model of the innate and adaptive immune mechanisms in contact allergy and further focus on the role assumed for the newly described Th17 cells.
contact allergy to three or more allergens, also referred to as multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), possibly due to an increased susceptibility factor.
(11,12,13) Other allergic eye conditions include contact allergy to topical medication, such as anti-glaucoma agents, (14,15) and microbial allergy, such as phlyctenulosis caused by hypersensitivity to tuberculoprotein.
During the conference, a number of working papers were presented during which they discussed types of skin allergy, various tests and what is related to the importance of skin contact allergy tests for the workers in the health sector and other sectors, as well as the role of food as another cause for allergy and its latest treatment methods.
But these creams can give rise to contact allergy when exposed to the sun, and this has led to an increasing incidence of skin allergies.