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News from the department of Allergology

Latest entry in the department of Allergology:

Grass pollen allergy

Grass pollen allergy History Definition Grass pollen is one of the most common sources of allergens, along with tree pollen. Both pollen groups release large amounts of allergenically active portoins and glycoproteins on contact with water, which can cause allergic symptoms on the exposed mucous ...

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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.