Autoeczematization: A Strange Id Reaction of the Skin.

Journal: Cutis
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Abstract

Autoeczematization, or id reaction, is a disseminated eczematous reaction that occurs due to a release of antigen(s) after exposure to a primary stimulus, with the eczema spreading to a site distant from the original one. This seemingly perplexing generalization most commonly is associated with stasis dermatitis or tinea pedis, though it may be caused by a wide variety of other disorders. We postulate that T cells are reactive to keratinocyte antigens that are produced during keratinocyte damage, which induce this autoeczematization. Studies with current technology are needed to facilitate further understanding of this phenomenon.

Authors
Mia J Bertoli, obert A Schwartz, amila K Janniger

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