Epidemiological, clinal and allergological observations on pompholyx

A. Lodi, R. Betti, G. Chiarelli, C. E. Urbani, C. Crosti

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We have studied a group of 104 patients with pompholyx, to investigate the relationship between allergological factors and its etiopathogenesis. The following examinations were performed: blood sampling (routine tests and IgE levels), allergological tests (patch, prick, intradermal, and oral provovation tests with nickel sulphate), skin biopsy to exclude pemphigus vulgaris or bullous pemphigoid. An accurate history of familial and personal allergic diathesis was enquired for and various possible aggravating factors (season, microclimate, perspiration and emotional stress) were considered. The results were age and sex-matched with a healthy control group (208 subjects). We found familial and personal atopic diathesis in 50% of patients wersus 11.5% of controls (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalContact Dermatitis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • Atopic diathesis
  • Interdermal tests
  • Nickel
  • Oral provocation test
  • Patch tests
  • Pompholyx
  • Prick tests
  • Serum IgE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Toxicology

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    Lodi, A., Betti, R., Chiarelli, G., Urbani, C. E., & Crosti, C. (1992). Epidemiological, clinal and allergological observations on pompholyx. Contact Dermatitis, 26(1), 17-21.