Allergic contact dermatitis from cosmetics. Retrospective analysis of 819 patch-tested patients.

@article{Kohl2002AllergicCD,
  title={Allergic contact dermatitis from cosmetics. Retrospective analysis of 819 patch-tested patients.},
  author={Lewis Kohl and Arlette Blondeel and Micheline Song},
  journal={Dermatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={204 4},
  pages={334-7}
}
BACKGROUND Cosmetics have been used since the oldest known civilisations, and nowadays almost everybody resorts to beauty products. OBJECTIVE Considering the increasing incidence of contact dermatitis, the aim of the study is to determine the impact of allergy to cosmetics. METHODS From January 1998 to December 1999, 819 patients were subjected to epicutaneous tests for suspicion of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). The results were analysed retrospectively in the total population and in… CONTINUE READING

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