Jane E Sansom

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BACKGROUND Continual surveillance based on patch test results has proved useful for the identification of contact allergy. OBJECTIVES To provide a current view on the spectrum of contact allergy to important sensitizers across Europe. PATIENTS/METHODS Clinical and patch test data of 19 793 patients patch tested in 2005/2006 in the 31 participating(More)
BACKGROUND Photoallergic contact dermatitis can be difficult to diagnose if not appropriately investigated. Currently, the most common U.K. photoallergens appear to be sunscreen chemicals. The investigation of choice is photopatch testing (PPT), which is probably underused. In part, this is due to differences in methodology and results interpretation. (More)
BACKGROUND The pattern of contact sensitization to the supposedly most important allergens assembled in the baseline series differs between countries, presumably at least partly because of exposure differences. Objectives. To describe the prevalence of contact sensitization to allergens tested in consecutive patients in the years 2007 and 2008, and to(More)
Scleredema of Buschke is a rare disorder characterized by the development of areas of skin induration which usually resolve spontaneously. It is occasionally associated with a benign gammopathy, and rarely with myelomatosis. We describe a 60-year-old woman with extensive skin changes, who developed IgA myeloma. Unusually, her skin disease did not respond to(More)
Colophony is a complex mixture of over 100 compounds derived from pine trees. It has countless applications at home and at work and exposure to colophony and modified-colophony is universal. It is the oxidation products of unmodified and modified colophony and some of the new resin acids synthesized during modification that are the principle allergens in(More)
We report a case of an allergic skin reaction to ultraviolet-cured acrylates in a windscreen repair worker. The patient presented with a 6 month history of fingertip dryness, vesicles and desquamation. He had worked as a self-employed car windscreen repairer for 19 years. Previous management with vinyl glove protection and treatment with clobetasol(More)
BACKGROUND All centres use an empirically determined set of 'standard' test allergens for patch testing that contain the commoner environmental sensitizers. Objectives To assess the validity of the British standard series of 12 allergens used in addition to the 23 already in the European standard series. PATIENTS AND METHODS Results for 3062 consecutive(More)
In the present study, we have investigated insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) and their binding proteins (IGFBPs) in serum and artificially raised blister fluid from uninvolved and involved areas of nine patients with psoriasis. Both levels of IGFs and IGFBP-3, and profiles of IGFBP in serum and fluid from the uninvolved areas of these patients were(More)
Preservative sensitivity in the UK was last assessed in 2000. Given the changes in preservative usage, we have re-evaluated our patch test data in order to detect any changes in the trend of sensitization. The results of patch testing using the extended British Contact Dermatitis Society Standard series were collected from 9 dermatology centres in the UK.(More)