oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - House-dust mites, the atopy patch test and caring for the patient with atopic dermatitis : review article

Volume 18, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common and much studied affliction, yet the role of aeroallergens in either its causation or the propagation of symptoms remains unclear. This article looks at the evidence surrounding the possible role of house-dust mite (HDM) as a cause of AD. The role of the atopy patch test in identifying those who are HDM sensitised or those who may benefit from HDM avoidance measures is also examined. Finally, the evidence surrounding HDM avoidance measures is reviewed and the possible role of primary carers and allergy specialists is considered.

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