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Contact Dermatitis

When your skin comes into contact with substance in the environment that you are allergic to, it may react by causing your skin to itch and become red. This is called contact dermatitis.

Consider calcipotriol contact allergy when psoriasis doesn’t improve

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Researchers at the University of Leuven (Belgium) conducted patch tests on six patients between 2004 and 2016 who presented with psoriasis that did not improve with use of topical calcipotriol. Reports of contact allergy to calcipotriol are rare in the literature, considering its widespread use. However, the patch testing and successful alternative treatment confirmed the …

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Patch Testing Underreported in Kids

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Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in the pediatric population is performed at a higher rate than previously reported, but is still grossly underreported, according to a study of the Pediatric Contact Dermatitis Registry (PCDR). “Pediatric dermatologists provide critical patch test services across the United States,” the study’s lead …

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