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Eczema (atopic dermatitis) Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, itchy skin condition that is very common in children but may occur at any age. It is also known as eczema and atopic eczema and was formerly known as Besnier prurigo. It is the most common form of dermatitis. Pathophysiology The pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis is complex and ...


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This is an old technique called desensitization, or, if you want to be fancy, allergen immunotherapy. Among other techniques, is this one Allergy injections start with a very low dose. A small needle is used which may be uncomfortable, but not very painful. The dose is gradually increased on a regular (usually weekly) basis, until an effective (maintenance) ...


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This is very broad as asked. I will answer with one example, there are others. Immunotherapy gets the patient's own immune system to destroy the tumours rather than the treatment itself destroying them. This might involve making the immune system more active, or interfering with the way that tumours hide or shield themselves from the immune system. For ...


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