Edited by: Thomas Bieber
Atopic dermatitis and skin allergies – update and outlook
Article first published online: 26 NOV 2013
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Volume 68, Issue 12, pages 1509–1519, December 2013
How to Cite
Atopic dermatitis and skin allergies – update and outlook. Allergy 2013; 68: 1509–1519., .
- Issue published online: 5 DEC 2013
- Article first published online: 26 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 OCT 2013
- atopic dermatitis;
- chronic urticaria;
- drug allergy
During the last few years, an impressive amount of experimental studies and clinical trials have dealt with a variety of distinct topics in allergic skin diseases – especially atopic dermatitis. In this update, we discuss selected recent data that provide relevant insights into clinical and pathophysiological aspects of allergic skin diseases or discuss promising targets and strategies for the future treatment of skin allergy. This includes aspects of barrier malfunction and inflammation as well as the interaction of the cutaneous immune system with the skin microbiome and diagnostic procedures for working up atopic dermatitis patients. Additionally, contact dermatitis, urticaria, and drug reactions are addressed in this review. This update summarizes novel evidence, highlighting current areas of uncertainties and debates that will stimulate scientific discussions and research activities in the field of atopic dermatitis and skin allergies in the future.