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Introduction to Hypersensitivity and Inflammatory Skin Disorders

By Mercedes E. Gonzalez, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology;Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology;Medical Director, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; ;Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine;Pediatric Dermatology of Miami

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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. These disorders include