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Document ID (ISN)110378
CIS number 09-1343
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Slodownik D., Williams J., Frowen K., Palmer A., Matheson M., Nixon R.
Title The additive value of patch testing with patients' own products at an occupational dermatology clinic
Bibliographic information Oct. 2009, Vol.61, No.4, p.231-235. 19 ref.
Abstract Patch testing with commercially available kits detects only 70-80% of relevant allergens in patients with contact dermatitis. This study analyzed data regarding reactions to the products to which patients are exposed in their occupational settings. During a five-year period, 1532 patients were assessed at an Australian occupational dermatology clinic. It was found that 101 patients reacted to the samples they had brought themselves. In 20 cases, reacting to their own samples was the only clue for detecting the responsible allergen, while in 59 cases, testing with their own samples reinforced their reactions to commercial allergens.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; skin tests; diagnosis; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; occupational medicine; dermatological services; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases