The European standard series in 9 European countries, 2002/2003 – First results of the European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies

  title={The European standard series in 9 European countries, 2002/2003 – First results of the European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies},
  author={Wolfgang Uter and Janice Hegewald and Werner Aberer and Fabrizio Ayala and Aj Bircher and Jochen Brasch and Pieter Jan Coenraads and Marie L. A. Schuttelaar and Peter Elsner and Manigé Fartasch and Vera Mahler and Anna Belloni Fortina and Peter J Frosch and Th. Fuchs and Jette Dams{\o} Johansen and Torkil Menn{\'e} and Riitta Jolanki and Beata Kręcisz and Marta Kie{\'c}-Świerczyńska and Francesca Filon Larese and David I. Orton and Andrea Peserico and Tapio Rantanen and Axel Schnuch},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
Since January 2001, the European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies (ESSCA), supported by European Union funding (contract QLK4‐CT‐2001‐00343), has started to collect patch‐test data. This comprises a standardized clinical history and the patch‐test results using the European standard series, from 17 centres in 9 European countries listed above. In 2002 and 2003, 10 511 patients' test results have been pooled and analysed. The anamnestic data partly reflect the subspecialties of some… 

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