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Chapter 3: Immunology of the Skin
A. Basics of immune reactions

a. Immune system

b. Reaction pattern

c. Humoral immune reaction
1. Antibodies
2. Complements

B. Immunocompetent cells

a. Immunocompetent cells in general
1. T cells
2. B cells
3. Histiocytes (macrophages)
4. Mast cells
5. Eosinophils
6. Neutrophils
7. Basophils

b. Immunocompetent cells specific to skin
1. Langerhans cells
2. Keratinocytes
3. Dermal dendrocytes

C. Immunity, Allergic reactions

1. Type I allergy
2. Type II allergy
3. Type III allergy
4. Type IV allergy

D. Immune abnormality

1. Autoimmune diseases
2. Immunodeficiency

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Structure and
Function of the Skin
Histopathology of the Skin
Immunology of the Skin
Skin Lesions
Diagnosis of Skin Diseases
Treatment of Skin Diseases
Eczema and Dermatitis
Urticaria, Prurigo and Pruritus
Erythema, Erythroderma
(Exfoliative Dermatitis)
Drug-Induced Skin Reactions
and GVHD
Vasculitis, Purpura and
Other Vascular Diseases
Collagen Diseases
Physiochemical Injury and
Photosensitive Diseases
Blistering and Pustular Diseases
Disorders of Abnormal Keratinization
Disorders of Skin Color
Metabolic Disorders
Disorders of the Dermis and Subcutaneous Fat
Disorders of the Skin Appendages
Nevus and Neurocutaneous Syndrome
Benign Skin Tumors
Malignant Skin Tumors and Melanomas
Viral Infections
Bacterial Infections
Fungal Diseases
Mycobacterial Infections
Sexually Transmitted
Skin Diseases Caused by Arthropods and Other Noxious Animals
Genodermatoses: Genetic Counseling and Prenatal Diagnosis
Dermoscopy: Appendix