A Pragmatic Approach to Patch Testing Atopic Dermatitis Patients: Clinical Recommendations Based on Expert Consensus Opinion.

@article{Chen2016APA,
  title={A Pragmatic Approach to Patch Testing Atopic Dermatitis Patients: Clinical Recommendations Based on Expert Consensus Opinion.},
  author={Jennifer King Chen and Sharon E Jacob and Susan T. Nedorost and Jon M. Hanifin and Eric L Simpson and M Boguniewicz and Kalman L. Watsky and Caroline Ziemer and Carsten R Hamann and Cheryl Lee D Eberting and Jonathan I Silverberg and Jacob Pontoppidan Thyssen},
  journal={Dermatitis : contact, atopic, occupational, drug},
  year={2016},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={
          186-92
        }
}
Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) may complicate the clinical course of atopic dermatitis (AD), and patch testing remains the criterion standard for diagnosing ACD. To date, there have been no guidelines or consensus recommendations on when and how to patch test individuals with AD. Failure to patch test when appropriate may result in overlooking an important and potentially curable complicating comorbidity. In this article, we present consensus recommendations regarding when to perform patch… CONTINUE READING
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