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News from the department of Allergology

Latest entry in the department of Allergology:

Epicutaneous test

Epicutaneous test Definition Primary, largely standardized test for the diagnosis of an allergic late type reaction of the eczema type (see below allergy), especially in allergic contact eczema. For the composition of the standard series for adults and children see table. General information The ...

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One of Germany's most accomplished dermatologists with decades of expertise in clinical dermatology. Emeritus professor at the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum, author of more than 30 textbooks and over 700 scientific publications.