New Area of Interest for Dermatitis
DERMATITIS is seeking articles on environmental dermatitis, and will consider studies, reviews, letters, Pearls & Zebras, and Images.
Environmental is defined by allergic and irritant skin reactions to aeroallergens (house dust mite, molds, pollen, plants animal and insect dander), foods and protein contact dermatitis. It also includes dermatitis resulting from compromised skin barrier function. Main areas covered include basic biological mechanisms, diagnostic methods, experimental investigations and clinical aspects, including therapy.
The role of exposomal factors (indoors or outdoors) in inducing or modifying the course of such dermatitis is of interest. This includes dust, smoke, pollutants, microbes, chemicals, ultraviolet radiation, climatic and nutritional factors. It also includes reactions to dermatitis induced by bites, stings and evenomations from insects, reptiles and animals.