Hand eczema guidelines based on the Danish guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of hand eczema

  title={Hand eczema guidelines based on the Danish guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of hand eczema},
  author={T. Menn{\'e} and J. Johansen and M. Sommerlund and N. Veien},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
Background. Classification of hand eczema has traditionally been based both on aetiology and clinical appearance. For 20% of cases, the aetiology is unknown. 

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