Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a form of contact dermatitis that is the manifestation of an allergic response caused by contact with a substance; the other type being irritant contact dermatitis (ICD).

Although less common than ICD, ACD is accepted to be the most prevalent form of immunotoxicity found in humans. By its allergic nature, this form of contact dermatitis is a hypersensitive reaction that is atypical within the population. The mechanisms by which these reactions occur are complex, with many levels of fine control. Their immunology centres around the interaction of immunoregulatory cytokines and discrete subpopulations of T lymphocytes.

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ICD-10 Chapter XII: Diseases Of The Skin And Subcutaneous Tissue - L00–L99 – Diseases of The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue - (L20–L30) Dermatitis and Eczema
... L20) Atopic dermatitis (L20.0) Besnier's prurigo (L20.8) Other atopic dermatitis (L20.9) Atopic dermatitis, unspecified (L21) Seborrhoeic dermatitis (L21.0 ...
Types - Allergic Contact Dermatitis
... By its allergic nature, this form of contact dermatitis is a hypersensitive reaction that is atypical within the population ...
Allergic Contact Dermatitis - Diagnosis
... Diagnosing allergic contact dermatitis is primarily based on physical exam and medical history ... In the case of a single episode of allergic contact dermatitis, this is all that is necessary ... A patch test (contact delayed hypersensitivity allergy test) is a commonly used examination to determine the exact cause of an allergic contact dermatitis ...

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