allergen

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allergen

any substance capable of inducing an allergy

allergen

[′al·ər‚jen]
(immunology)
Any antigen, such as pollen, a drug, or food, that induces an allergic state in humans or animals.
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Contact allergens in Kashmiri population: Results from a 6-year patch testing experience in 550 patients.
This development indicates the importance of identifying contact allergens and to establish preventive measures.
There is no association with potential contact allergens, sun exposure, or season of the year.
The detection of clinically relevant contact allergens using a standard screening tray of twenty-three allergens.
3] maturation have been found to indicate the process of sensitization by contact allergens.
Finally, severe local reactions to nickel and other contact allergens can lead to auto-eczematization, in which a papular or papulosquamous eruption and pruritus appear distant from the site of exposure.
Databases such as the Contact Allergen Replacement Database, available through the American Contact Dermatitis Society (www.
Patch testing data indicate that the 5 most prevalent contact allergens out of more than 3700 that are known are: nickel (14.
Foot wear dermatitis-clinical patterns and contact allergens.
What they found was that 89 percent contained at least one chemical known to cause contact dermatitis and 11 percent contained five or more contact allergens.
There is increasing evidence for the role of contact allergens in atopic patients.
Nickel is one of the most common contact allergens, affecting 17 percent of women and 3 percent of men.