Margarida Gonçalo

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This guideline is the result of a systematic literature review using the 'Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation' (GRADE) methodology and a structured consensus conference held on 28 and 29 November 2012, in Berlin. It is a joint initiative of the Dermatology Section of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology(More)
Skin testing with a suspected drug has been reported to be helpful in determining the cause of cutaneous adverse drug reactions (CADR). Many isolated reports of positive drug skin tests are published, but without detailed information concerning the clinical features of the CADR and the method used in performing drug skin tests, such data are not very(More)
A group of interested European Contact Dermatologists/Photobiologists met to produce a consensus statement on methodology, test materials and interpretation of photopatch testing. While it is recognized that a range of local variables operate throughout Europe, the underlying purpose of the work is to act as an essential preamble to a Pan European(More)
BACKGROUND In some patterns of cutaneous adverse drug reactions, and depending on the culprit drug, patch testing has been helpful in confirming its cause. Its value in Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) has not been established in a large cohort of patients. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study is to evaluate the safety and(More)
Artificial photobonded acrylic gel nails, used to improve the cosmetic appearance of natural nails, have gained popularity over recent years. They can cause allergic contact dermatitis both in occupational and in non-occupational settings. It affects not only the nail area but also the elsewhere on the hands, and occasionally involves the face, including(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) produced by skin dendritic cells and keratinocytes plays an important role in skin physiology, growth and remodelling. Nitric oxide is also involved in skin inflammatory processes and in modulating antigen presentation (either enhancing or suppressing it). In this study, we found that GM-CSF stimulates the expression of the inducible(More)
This methods report describes the process of guideline development in detail. It is the result of a systematic literature review using the 'Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation' (GRADE) methodology and a structured consensus conference held on 28 and 29 November 2012, in Berlin. It is a joint initiative of the Dermatology(More)
OBJECTIVE Exanthema in drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) has no specific clinical diagnostic hallmark and there are few histopathologic studies. The aim of this study was to describe dermal-epidermal histopathologic features in DRESS and correlate them with the culprit drug, viral reactivation, or systemic organ involvement. (More)
BACKGROUND Inpatients with cutaneous adverse drug reactions (CADR) with overlapping features between maculopapular exanthema (MPE) and drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) were examined. OBJECTIVES To characterize patients with exanthema and few systemic symptoms not meeting the criteria for DRESS [overlapping MPE-DRESS (MP/DR)].(More)
Mercaptobenzothiazole (MBT) compounds are well known contact allergens. To detect rubber allergic patients we use both MBT (2% in petrolatum) and a mercapto-mix with 4 constituents of 0.5% each in our standard series. In this article the EECDRG presents data of in total 32,475 consecutive tested patients attending the respective contact dermatitis clinics(More)