|Document ID (ISN)||110378|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Slodownik D., Williams J., Frowen K., Palmer A., Matheson M., Nixon R.
||The additive value of patch testing with patients' own products at an occupational dermatology clinic
||Oct. 2009, Vol.61, No.4, p.231-235. 19 ref.
||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.
||allergens; skin tests; diagnosis; skin diseases
||Australia; occupational medicine; dermatological services; eczema
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)