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Introduction to Hypersensitivity and Inflammatory Disorders

By Wingfield E. Rehmus, MD, MPH, University of British Columbia

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The immune system plays a significant role in a large number of skin disorders, including dermatitis, sunlight reactions, and bullous diseases. Although all of these disorders involve some level of inflammation, certain skin disorders are primarily characterized by their inflammatory component or as a hypersensitivity reaction, be it to a drug, infection, or cancer.

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