Cutaneous immunology: From mast cell to eosinophil

Hilton, Lisette
July 2005
Dermatology Times;Jul2005, Vol. 26 Issue 7, p34
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The article discusses cutaneous immunology. Mast cells in disease have been associated with hypersensitivity reactions and are notably present in urticaria pigmentosa and other types of mastocytosis. Although scientists have yet to uncover their role in disease, basophils are important cells in making certain proteins that influence the inflammation of the skin, which is associated with allergies. The involvement of eosinophils has been characterized in eczematoid dermatitis, urticaria and edema, blistering disorders and vasculitis.


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