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    Skin Sensitization - Contact Dermatitis and Contact Urticaria

    h4. General Principles Of Contact Dermatitis Introduction Why are we interested in the skin's reaction to foreign chemicals? Perhaps because many of us have had blisters from poison ivy, rashes from nickel in metal items like earrings or necklaces, or eczematous reactions to other everyday objects. A friend comes to visit one evening with a red rash around her eyes; she ...
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    Stevens-Johnsons Syndrome

    Stevens-Johnsons Syndrome
    Stevens-Johnsons Syndrome, or Erythema multiforme, is a skin disorder resulting from an allergic reaction. h4. Causes, Incidence, and Risk Factors Erythema multiforme is a type of hypersensitivity (allergic) reaction that occurs in response to medications, infections, or illness. Medications associated with erythema multiforme include sulfonamides, penicillins, barbiturates, and phenytoin. Associated infections include herpes simplex and mycoplasma infections. The exact cause is ...
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    Phototherapy

    In phototherapy skin is exposed to an ultraviolet (UV) light source for a set amount of time to treat certain skin conditions. Ultraviolet lights are rays of light from the sun that are not visible. Phototherapy uses a man-made source of ultraviolet light for your treatment. h4. Types of Phototherapy _Broad band UVB_ – Effective light therapy treatment using UVB light ...
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