Guidelines for care of contact dermatitis

  title={Guidelines for care of contact dermatitis},
  author={John Francis Bourke and Ian H. Coulson and John English},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
These guidelines for the management of contact dermatitis have been prepared for dermatologists on behalf of the British Association of Dermatologists. They present evidence‐based guidance for treatment, with identification of the strength of evidence available at the time of preparation of the guidelines, including details of relevant epidemiological aspects, diagnosis and investigation. 
Contact dermatitis: diagnosis and management.
  • A. Smith
  • Medicine
    British journal of community nursing
  • 2004
The two main types of contact dermatitis are examined, their diagnosis and treatment, and how to treat them are explained.
[Indications for referral to a skin allergy unit].
Blistering skin conditions
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of common infective, non-immune and auto-immune causes of blistering skin disease.
Allergic skin disease: investigation of both immediate‐ and delayed‐type hypersensitivity is essential
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  • Medicine
    Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • 2007
Background In our clinic we routinely patch test patients referred from occupational health for the investigation of latex contact urticaria. We also undertake both patch and prick testing (where
Skin care in occupational contact dermatitis of the hands
Of the group of patients with work‐related diseases who reported having seen a dermatologist prior to the clinic appointment, only 38% were using the complete skin care routine.
Therapeutic options for chronic hand dermatitis
In the present review, therapeutic options for these types of hand dermatitis are discussed in detail, focusing on treatments for recalcitrantHand dermatitis.
Impact of regulation on contact dermatitis.
Avoiding allergic contact dermatitis in patients with venous leg ulcers.
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  • Medicine
    British journal of community nursing
  • 2006
How the practitioner can recognize allergic contact dermatitis in a patient with a venous leg ulcer and avoid the use of avoid potential skin sensitizers during management is explored.


Contact dermatitis.
Fisher's Contact Dermatitis
This edition is revised and updated with all the new allergens patients are likely to encounter and includes patient education instructions for dealing with common allergens.
Value of history and testing in suspected contact dermatitis.
The study demonstrates the diagnostic value of testing, but the actual clinical significance of testing must be the subject of further investigations.
Handbook of Occupational Dermatology
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  • Medicine, Psychology
    Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • 2000
It is suggested that patch testing for irritants and allergens should be placed in the intermediate range according to their severity in the workplace.
Prediction of patch test results
Test on 100 consecutive patients, 59 with a suspected allergen and 41 with eczema or contact dermatitis without a suspected allergen, yielded 23 unsuspected positives in 17 patients. The clinical
An audit to identify the optimum referral rate to a contact dermatitis investigation unit
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  • Medicine
    The British journal of dermatology
  • 1999
It is proposed that the minimal annual referral rate for patch testing from a predominately urban population in a developed country is one in 700 of the population.
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The excited skin syndrome, a state of skin hyperirritability often induced by a concomitant dermatitis, is responsible for numerous nonreproducible test results in battery patch testing. We analyzed
Fusidic acid plus betamethasone in infected or potentially infected eczema.
Clinically, the combination was marginally superior, bacteriologically the combination eliminated 67% of bacteria originally present in the skin lesions compared with 51% with steroid alone, and in patient preference a significant difference in favour ofThe combination was recorded.
Surveillance of occupational skin disease: EPIDERM and OPRA
High rates of contact dermatitis were seen in reports from both schemes for chemical operatives, machine tool setters and operatives, coach and spray painters and metal workers, and for women, high rates were found for hairdressers, biological scientists and laboratory workers, nurses and those working in catering.
Occupational dermatitis in a 10–year material
The prognosis was the same for those who changed their work or slopped working as it was for Those who continued their eczema‐inducing work, and the dermatitis was of an allergic type in three‐quarters of men and in half of women.