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European Society of Contact Dermatitis guideline for diagnostic patch testing – recommendations on best practice
The present guideline summarizes all aspects of patch testing for the diagnosis of contact allergy in patients suspected of suffering, or having been suffering, from allergic contact dermatitis or… Expand
Hand eczema severity and quality of life: a cross‐sectional, multicentre study of hand eczema patients
Background and Objectives: Hand eczema is a chronic disease with negative impact on quality of life (QoL). In this study, QoL in hand eczema patients is assessed and related to age, sex, severity,… Expand
Allergic hypersensitivity to topical and systemic corticosteroids: a review
Corticosteroids, which are potent anti‐inflammatory and immunomodulator agents used in the treatment of various inflammatory diseases including allergic diseases, can in some cases produce immediate… Expand
Oxidized citrus oil (R-limonene): a frequent skin sensitizer in Europe.
- M. Matura, A. Goossens, +4 authors A. Karlberg
- Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
- 1 November 2002
BACKGROUND Peel oil from citrus fruits consists of R-(+)-limonene, which is one of the most commonly used fragrance materials in technical products and in fine fragrances. This substance forms… Expand
Occupational allergic contact dermatitis caused by isocyanates
Between 1978 and 2001, 22 patients were diagnosed with occupation‐related allergic contact dermatitis from isocyanates and/or polyurethanes in our clinic. 13 had a positive reaction to the… Expand
The dramatic increase in the rate of methylisothiazolinone contact allergy in Belgium: a multicentre study
The rate of contact allergy and allergic contact dermatitis caused by methylisothiazolinone (MI) is dramatically increasing throughout Europe.
The epidemic of methylisothiazolinone: a European prospective study
The use of methylisothiazolinone (MI) in cosmetic products has caused an unprecedented epidemic of MI contact allergy. Current data concerning exposures at a European level are required.
Whilst Rome Burns: The Epidemic of Contact Allergy to Methylisothiazolinone
Preservatives, essential in our daily life, can sensitize and elicit allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Before introduction in the market their sensitizing risk is assessed based on in vivo studies.… Expand
Contact allergic reactions on the eyes and eyelids.
- A. Goossens
- Bulletin de la Societe belge d'ophtalmologie
PURPOSE To determine the most important causes of contact allergic reactions on the eyes and eyelids. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective study provides an analysis of patch-test results… Expand
Frequency of and trends in fragrance allergy over a 15‐year period
- A. Nardelli, A. Carbonez, Winfried Ottoy, J. Drieghe, A. Goossens
- Contact dermatitis
- 1 March 2008
Background: The widespread use of fragrance‐containing products is probably the most important reason for its high impact in allergic contact dermatitis.