Frances J Storrs

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BACKGROUND The North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG) tests patients who have suspected allergic contact dermatitis with a broad series of screening allergens, and publishes periodic reports of its data. OBJECTIVE To report the NACDG patch-test results from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2006, and to compare results to pooled test data from the(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the frequency of positive and relevant patch tests in children referred for patch testing in North America; to compare results of patch testing children and adults; and to compare our results with international data on contact allergy in children. DESIGN Retrospective cross-sectional analyses of North American Contact Dermatitis(More)
BACKGROUND Nickel allergy has been studied by contact dermatitis groups around the world, and the frequency of nickel sensitivity has been reported to be decreasing in some populations. OBJECTIVE To review the prevalence of nickel allergy as observed by the North American Contact Dermatitis Group from 1992 to 2004. METHODS The computer database of the(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic contact dermatitis is common in children. Epicutaneous patch testing is an important tool for identifying responsible allergens. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to provide the patch test results from children (aged ≤18 years) examined by the North American Contact Dermatitis Group from 2005 to 2012. METHODS This is a(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic contact dermatitis is a significant cause of cutaneous disease affecting many individuals. Patch testing, when used properly, often provides support for the diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis. OBJECTIVE This article reports patch testing results from July 1, 1994, to June 30, 1996, by the North American Contact Dermatitis Group(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic contact dermatitis is a significant cause of cutaneous disease affecting many individuals in the home and at the workplace. Patch testing is the most worthwhile diagnostic tool for the evaluation of patients with suspected allergic contact dermatitis. OBJECTIVE This study reports the results of patch testing from January 1, 2001, to(More)