Contact dermatitis in children

Paolo Pigatto, Alberto Martelli, Chiara Marsili, Alessandro Fiocchi

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Contact dermatitis in pediatric population is a common but (previously) under recognized disease. It is usually divided into the allergic and the irritant forms. The diagnosis is usually obtained with the patch test technique after conducting a thorough medical history and careful physical examination but patch testing in infants may be particularly difficult, and false-positive reactions may occur. This study also provides an overview of the most common allergens in pediatric population and discusses various therapeutic modalities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 13 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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