PMID- 30724346
OWN - NLM
STAT- Publisher
LR  - 20190206
IS  - 1365-4632 (Electronic)
IS  - 0011-9059 (Linking)
DP  - 2019 Feb 6
TI  - Understanding the role of cutaneous allergy testing in anogenital dermatoses: a
      retrospective evaluation of contact sensitization in anogenital dermatoses.
LID - 10.1111/ijd.14360 [doi]
AB  - BACKGROUND: Patients with anogenital symptoms may delay before seeking medical
      attention. Attempted self-treatment with multiple topical preparations and
      excessive hygiene measures offer ideal conditions for sensitization. The aim of
      this study was to identify the common allergens detected on cutaneous allergy
      testing in patients presenting with anogenital symptoms. METHODS: A retrospective
      chart review of patients who underwent cutaneous allergy testing for perianal
      and/or genital symptoms over a 3-year period, January 2013 to December 2015, n = 
      99. Information was gathered from medical records, pretesting questionnaires, and
      cutaneous allergy testing records. RESULTS: At least one relevant allergen(s) was
      identified in 44/99 (45%) in our cohort, with allergic reactions to fragrances,
      Myroxylon pereirae, caine mix, sodium metabisulfite, and methylisothiazolinone
      most frequently observed. CONCLUSIONS: Cutaneous allergy testing is a useful
      investigation in patients presenting with anogenital symptoms, but advice
      regarding general skin care measures should not be omitted. The most commonly
      identified relevant allergens in our study were those present in over-the-counter
      cleansing and hemorrhoid preparations.
CI  - (c) 2019 The International Society of Dermatology.
FAU - Foley, Catherine C
AU  - Foley CC
AUID- ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0874-3170
AD  - Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
FAU - White, Siobhan
AU  - White S
AD  - Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
FAU - Merry, Subha
AU  - Merry S
AD  - Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
FAU - Nolan, Una
AU  - Nolan U
AD  - Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
FAU - Moriarty, Blaithin
AU  - Moriarty B
AD  - Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
FAU - Kirby, Brian
AU  - Kirby B
AD  - Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
FAU - Collins, Paul
AU  - Collins P
AD  - Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
FAU - Lally, Aoife
AU  - Lally A
AD  - Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
DEP - 20190206
PL  - England
TA  - Int J Dermatol
JT  - International journal of dermatology
JID - 0243704
EDAT- 2019/02/07 06:00
MHDA- 2019/02/07 06:00
CRDT- 2019/02/07 06:00
PHST- 2018/05/30 00:00 [received]
PHST- 2018/10/02 00:00 [revised]
PHST- 2018/11/27 00:00 [accepted]
PHST- 2019/02/07 06:00 [entrez]
PHST- 2019/02/07 06:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2019/02/07 06:00 [medline]
AID - 10.1111/ijd.14360 [doi]
PST - aheadofprint
SO  - Int J Dermatol. 2019 Feb 6. doi: 10.1111/ijd.14360.