The Skin and Disorders of the Respiratory System
There are many disorders that affect both the skin and the respiratory system, ranging from common infections and allergies to complex multisystem diseases. This chapter examines the relationship between the two organ systems and discusses selected disorders from amongst the diverse groups of diseases that may affect both. After a brief discussion of allergic disorders affecting the upper respiratory tract, the chapter focuses on pulmonary involvement in autoimmune disorders, vasculitides, infections and hereditary syndromes.
Keywords skin and lung, respiratory system, allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, anaphylaxis, pulmonary disease, systemic autoimmune disorders, pulmonary vasculitis, respiratory infections, hereditary syndromes and lung