The epidemiology of contact allergy in the general population – prevalence and main findings

@article{Thyssen2007TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of contact allergy in the general population – prevalence and main findings},
  author={Jacob Pontoppidan Thyssen and Allan Linneberg and Torkil Menn{\'e} and Jeanne Duus Johansen},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
  year={2007},
  volume={57}
}
A substantial number of studies have investigated the prevalence of contact allergy in the general population and in unselected subgroups of the general population. The aim of this review was to determine a median prevalence and summarize the main findings from studies on contact allergy in the general population. Published research mainly originates from North America and Western Europe. The median prevalence of contact allergy to at least 1 allergen was 21.2% (range 12.5–40.6%), and the… 
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