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Dermatological immunology is the laboratory study of the immune system of the skin. A dermatologist is a specialized physician who diagnoses and treats diseases of the skin. A dermatological immunologist deals with disorders of the skin caused by allergic reactions and other immune system disorders. Also called an immunodermatologist, this specialist uses diagnostic laboratory procedures to determine disorders such as dermatitis, skin allergies, and skin inflammation caused by drug reactions. The dermatological immunologist may act as a consultant with a primary physician to diagnose and manage skin disorders, and recommend and administer treatment to counteract a defective response of the immune system. Physicians in this specialty treat patients suffering from numerous diseases and illnesses, but some of the most common are Melanoma, moles / warts, tattoo removal, blisters / lesions, Acne, Skin Cancer, and skin rash. Once properly diagnosed, practitioners can perform numerous procedures on patients including facial peels and burn care.
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