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Vol. 129, No. 4, 2002
Issue release date: December 2002
Section title: Short Communication
Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2002;129:348–350

Enhancement of Allergic Skin Wheal Responses by Microwave Radiation from Mobile Phones in Patients with Atopic Eczema/Dermatitis Syndrome

Kimata H.
Department of Allergy, Unitika Central Hospital, Uji, Kyoto, Japan
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Correspondence to: Dr. Hajime Kimata

Department of Allergy, Unitika Central Hospital

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Microwave radiation from mobile phones enhanced skin wheal responses induced by house dust mite and Japanese cedar pollen while it had no effect on wheal responses induced by histamine in patients with atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome (AEDS). Microwave radiation also increased plasma levels of substance P (SP) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) in patients with AEDS. These results indicate that microwave radiation from mobile phones may enhance allergen-induced wheal responses in association with the release of SP and VIP. This finding may be useful in elucidating the pathophysiology and treatment of AEDS.

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Received: 8/13/2002
Published online: 12/23/2002

Number of Print Pages: 3
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Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1018-2438 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0097 (Online)

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