Plasma catecholamine levels in severe atopic eczema

G Ionescu, R Kiehl


Free plasma catecholamines were measured by means of a standardized HPLC method in 41 adult patients with severe atopic eczema and in 18 healthy volunteers. The circulating norepinephrine levels were significantly higher in the atopic group (P less than 0.005), by contrast only slight differences were found in the epinephrine and dopamine concentrations. The possible mechanisms leading to these changes at concomitant normal DBH activities are discussed.


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Dermatitis, Atopic
Catecholamine [EPC]
Epinephrine Measurement
Dopamine Measurement
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Procedure
Norepinephrine Measurement

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