Thirty-eight percent patients showed no reaction, which strengthens the need of patch testing
in case of a strong history of metal allergy.
can be performed to elucidate such allergens.
results for 31 allergens were reviewed for 444 West Virginia University Medicine patients from July 2009 to December 2015.
In conjunction, the patch testing
involves the application of panels containing individual test substances onto a patient's skin, most commonly the patient's back.
The first Australian Baseline Series: Recommendations for patch testing
in suspected contact dermatitis.
However, there are many cases in which patch testing
is needed to find the offending allergens or confirm the suspicion regarding a specific allergen.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of occupational allergic CD (OACD) among employees in clothing factories in Daxing District (a suburb of Beijing) and identify the causative allergens using patch testing
Because ICD and ACD are not always distinguishable clinically, patch testing
is required to help identify an allergen or exclude an allergy to a suspected allergen.
To conclude, GPs should consider sending their patients with contact dermatitis for patch testing
, as the identification of all allergens is valuable to management.
is performed by a dermatologist to find out which substances provoke a reaction in people who are suspected of having allergies.
As photo patch testing
was not performed, whether melasma among them is from photo allergic contact dermatitis remains unknown.