Patch testing in children, adults, and the elderly: influence of age and sex on sensitization patterns.

@article{Whrl2003PatchTI,
  title={Patch testing in children, adults, and the elderly: influence of age and sex on sensitization patterns.},
  author={Stefan W{\"o}hrl and W. Hemmer and Margarete Focke and Manfred G{\"o}tz and Reinhart Jarisch},
  journal={Pediatric dermatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={119-23}
}
Patch testing was done on 2776 consecutive patients (76.5% female) with a locally revised standard series of 34 contact allergens and the results analyzed for age- and gender-specific differences. At least one positive epicutaneous test reaction occurred in 48.9% of patients. Nickel (20.9%), ethylmercuric chloride (13.2%), thimerosal (11.8%), fragrance mix (9.3%), metallic mercury (8.9%), palladium (5.8%), balsam of Peru (3.8%), copper (3.7%), cobalt (3.3%), and chromium (2.3%) were the 10 most… CONTINUE READING