Self‐testing for contact sensitization to hair dyes – scientific considerations and clinical concerns of an industry‐led screening programme

@article{Thyssen2012SelftestingFC,
  title={Self‐testing for contact sensitization to hair dyes – scientific considerations and clinical concerns of an industry‐led screening programme},
  author={J. Thyssen and H. S{\o}sted and W. Uter and A. Schnuch and A. Gim{\'e}nez-Arnau and M. Vigan and T. Rustemeyer and B. Granum and J. McFadden and J. M. White and I. White and A. Goossens and T. Menn{\'e} and C. Lid{\'e}n and J. Johansen},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
  year={2012},
  volume={66}
}
  • J. Thyssen, H. Søsted, +12 authors J. Johansen
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • The cosmetic industry producing hair dyes has, for many years, recommended that their consumers perform ‘a hair dye allergy self‐test' or similar prior to hair dyeing, to identify individuals who are likely to react upon subsequent hair dyeing. This review offers important information on the requirements for correct validation of screening tests, and concludes that, in its present form, the hair dye self‐test has severe limitations: (i) it is not a screening test but a diagnostic test; (ii) it… CONTINUE READING
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