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Patch Testing for Occupational Allergens and the Evaluation of Patients with Occupational Contact Dermatitis

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With the expanding interest in the environmental causes of disease, carefully performed, differential patch testing in suspected cases of contact allergy becomes a vitally important part of the investigation. Although all of the necessary allergens have not yet been released by the FDA for U.S. manufacture and distribution, it is hoped this will occur within the next few months. The thousands of patients with work-related allergic contact dermatitis can then hope for to learn the exact source of their disease, which can then lead to suitable work adjustments.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: May 1, 1990

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

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    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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