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ROBAYO M., MARTHA P.; ANGEL M., MAURICIO and ROBAYO M., CLAUDIA L.. ACUPUNCTURE IN ATOPIC DERMATITIS AND NEUROIMMUNOLOGY MECHANISMS: UPDATE. rev.fac.med [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.1, pp. 66-73. ISSN 0121-5256.
Atopic dermatitis isa high-prevalencediseasein our countryand the rest of the world. Its etiopathology is complex and multifactorial involving genetic, environmental and immunological factors. Many therapeutic options have been developed for its management. In recent years an increase in the use of acupunctureby patients with skin diseases, including atopic dermatitis, has been documented. Neuro-immunological studies have been conducted to explain the possible underlying mechanisms involved in the effect of this treatment.This articlepresentsa review ofthe most important aspectsof this issue.
Keywords : acupuncture; dermatitis atopic; physiopathology; immunomodulation.