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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Pfab, F; Huss-Marp, J; Gatti, A; Fuqin, J; Athanasiadis, GI; Irnich, D; Raap, U; Schober, W; Behrendt, H; Ring, J; Darsow, U 
Title:
Influence of acupuncture on type I hypersensitivity itch and the wheal and flare response in adults with atopic eczema - a blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. 
Abstract:
Itch is a major symptom of allergic skin disease. Acupuncture has been shown to exhibit a significant effect on histamine-induced itch in healthy volunteers. We investigated the effect of acupuncture on type I hypersensitivity itch and skin reaction in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial.An allergen stimulus (house dust mite or grass pollen skin prick) was applied to 30 patients with atopic eczema before (direct effect) and after (preventive effect) two experimental a...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Allergy 
Year:
2010 
Journal volume:
65 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
903-10 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0105-4538 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie ; Institut für Molekulare Allergologie und Umweltforschung