Trends in Patch Testing With the Mayo Clinic Standard Series, 2011–2015

  title={Trends in Patch Testing With the Mayo Clinic Standard Series, 2011–2015},
  author={Kevin K Veverka and Matthew R. Hall and James A. Yiannias and Lisa A. Drage and Rokea A El-Azhary and Jill M. Killian and Janis S Johnson and Diane L Nordberg Linehan and Nidhi Singh and Mark Denis P. Davis},
Background Patch testing to a standard (baseline) series of allergens is the screening tool used to identify culprit allergens in patients with contact dermatitis. The allergens and concentrations used in a standard series are constantly evolving to be most relevant to the patients being patch tested. Objective The aim of this study was to analyze the 2011–2015 patch test results of the Mayo Clinic standard series. Methods We retrospectively reviewed patch test reactions of standard series… 

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