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European Journal of Dermatology


Clinical characteristics and genetic variation in atopic dermatitis patients with and without allergic contact dermatitis Volume 28, issue 5, September-October 2018


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1 Department of Dermatology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea
2 Optipharm, Inc., Wonju Eco Environmental Technology Center, Wonju, Korea
3 Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea
4 Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea
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  • Key words: allergic contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, comorbidity, contact sensitization, genetic difference, skin barrier
  • DOI : 10.1684/ejd.2018.3422
  • Page(s) : 637-43
  • Published in: 2018

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic and recurrent inflammatory skin disorder characterized by an impaired skin barrier, dry skin, pruritus and eczema with a characteristic distribution [1]. Various genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of AD. Dysfunction of the skin barrier and the innate immune response has recently been suggested to play a key role in the development of recurrent skin infection and sensitization to foreign allergens [2].Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) [...]