Conctact dermatitis: Some important topics

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Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a type IV delayed hypersensitivity reaction. The gold standard for diagnosis is patch testing. The prevalence of positive patch tests in referred patients with suspected ACD ranges from 27 to 95.6%. The relationship between ACD and atopic dermatitis (AD) is complicated with conflicting reports of prevalence in the literature; however, in a patient with dermatitis not responding to traditional therapies, or with new areas of involvement, ACD should be considered as part of the work-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-191
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015


  • Allergy irritancy
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Patch test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Medicine(all)


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