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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Jun;74(6):1043-54. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2015.02.1144.

Allergic contact dermatitis: Patient management and education.

Author information

1
Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Electronic address: cmowad@geisinger.edu.
2
Department of Dermatology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
3
Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
4
Department of Dermatology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio; Department of Dermatology, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
5
Department of Dermatology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
6
Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Abstract

Allergic contact dermatitis is a common diagnosis resulting from exposure to a chemical or chemicals in a patient's personal care products, home, or work environment. Once patch testing has been performed, the education and management process begins. After the causative allergens have been identified, patient education is critical to the proper treatment and management of the patient. This must occur if the dermatitis is to resolve. Detailed education is imperative, and several resources are highlighted. Photoallergic contact dermatitis and occupational contact dermatitis are other considerations a clinician must keep in mind.

KEYWORDS:

allergen; allergic contact dermatitis; eczema; occupational contact dermatitis; patch testing; photoallergic contact dermatitis; systemic contact dermatitis

PMID:
27185422
DOI:
10.1016/j.jaad.2015.02.1144
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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