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Peter S. Friedmann

, and Michael J. Arden-Jones



Pathogenesis—discussion of the phenomenon whereby the skin of atopic dermatitis sufferers helps programme the adaptive T cell-mediated immune response towards Th2.

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date: 16 October 2021

Eczema is a characteristic pattern of skin inflammation that has many subtypes, with some induced by external factors such as irritants or skin sensitizers. Atopic eczema is due partly to a genetic susceptibility, which programmes altered immune responses and skin physiology, together with reactions to exogenous allergens and microbes, but a number of eczema patterns do not appear to have external causes....

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