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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 orExpand
The epidemiology of contact allergy in the general population – prevalence and main findings
A median prevalence of nickel allergy was determined and demonstrates that nickel was an important cause of contact allergy in the general population and that it was widespread in both men and women. Expand
The epidemiology of hand eczema in the general population – prevalence and main findings *
The epidemiology of hand eczema in the general population is reviewed for the first time to help healthcare decision makers when they allocate resources. Expand
The European standard series in 9 European countries, 2002/2003 – First results of the European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies
Since January 2001, the European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies (ESSCA), supported by European Union funding (contract QLK4‐CT‐2001‐00343), has started to collect patch‐test data. ThisExpand
Methylisothiazolinone contact allergy: a review
Repeated exposure to MI showed that many patients allergic to MI reacted to 50 ppm which is half the maximum permitted concentration of MI in cosmetics, which could be the first sign of an epidemic of MI contact allergy. Expand
Changes in the pattern of sensitization to common contact allergens in Denmark between 1985–86 and 1997–98, with a special view to the effect of preventive strategies
Nickel was the most common contact allergen in both study periods, followed by the fragrance mix, and contact allergy to potassium dichromate decreased significantly, seen in both sexes and was most pronounced among those of working age. Expand
Methylisothiazolinone contact allergy – a growing epidemic
The prevalence of contact allergy to the isothiazolinone preservative methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI) in combination with methylisothiazolinone (MI) and MI alone has increased in the last couple ofExpand
Hypersensitivity reactions to metallic implants – diagnostic algorithm and suggested patch test series for clinical use
This review summarizes the evidence regarding evaluation tools, especially patch and lymphocyte transformation tests, for hypersensitivity reactions to implanted metal devices to provide a comprehensive reference for use by those evaluating suspected cutaneous and systemic metal hypers sensitivity reactions. Expand
Hand eczema guidelines based on the Danish guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of hand eczema
The aetiology of hand eczema is unknown in up to 20% of cases, and the clinical appearance of these cases is unknown. Expand
Allergic contact dermatitis: epidemiology, molecular mechanisms, in vitro methods and regulatory aspects
Research highlights included: advances in understanding of immune responses to contact sensitisers, the importance of autoxidation or enzyme-mediated oxidation for the activation of chemicals, the mechanisms through which hapten-protein conjugates are formed and the development of novel in vitro strategies for the identification of skin-sensitising chemicals. Expand