Pediatric Baseline Patch Test Series: Pediatric Contact Dermatitis Workgroup

Jiade Yu, Amber Reck Atwater, Bruce Brod, Jennifer K. Chen, Sarah S. Chisolm, David E. Cohen, Salma De La Feld, Anthony A. Gaspari, Kari Lyn Martin, Marjorie Montanez-Wiscovich, Michael Sheehan, Nanette Silverberg, Aida Lugo-Somolinos, Binod K. Thakur, Kalman Watsky, Sharon E. Jacob

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Background Allergic contact dermatitis is a challenging diagnostic problem in children. Although epicutaneous patch testing is the diagnostic standard for confirmation of contact sensitization, it is less used in children by dermatologists treating children, pediatric dermatologists, and pediatricians, when compared with adult practitioners. Objective The aim of the study was to create and evaluate standardization of a pediatric patch test series for children older than 6 years. Methods We surveyed dermatologists and allergists conducting epicutaneous patch testing in children attending the 2017 American Contact Dermatitis Society meeting held in Washington, DC. This was followed by discussion of collected data and consensus review by a pediatric contact dermatitis working group at the conference. Conclusions A baseline pediatric patch test panel was established through working group consensus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-212
Number of pages7
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2018


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