Patch Testing and Prick Testing

A Practical Guide Official Publication of the ICDRG

  • Jean-Marie Lachapelle
  • Howard I. Maibach
  • Johannes Ring
  • Ulf Darsow
  • Thomas Rustemeyer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Patch Testing

    1. J. -M. Lachapelle, H. I. Maibach
      Pages 1-3
    2. J. -M. Lachapelle, H. I. Maibach
      Pages 33-70
    3. J. -M. Lachapelle
      Pages 71-82
    4. J. -M. Lachapelle, A. Goossens
      Pages 83-88
    5. J. -M. Lachapelle, H. I. Maibach
      Pages 89-97
    6. J. -M. Lachapelle, H. I. Maibach
      Pages 99-111
    7. J. -M. Lachapelle, H. I. Maibach
      Pages 113-120
    8. U. Darsow, J. Ring
      Pages 121-127
  3. Prick Testing

  4. Testing in Cutaneous Systemic Adverse Drug Reactions: Interest and Limitations

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 167-195

About this book


Knowledge in the field of allergic contact dermatitis has developed to a considerable degree, which includes improved techniques of patch testing and prick testing, e.g. additional tests such as open, semi-open, repeated open application test (ROAT) and use tests, photopatch tests, atopy patch tests and provocative tests. Further, due to the ongoing changes in our environment, the series of patch tests—the so-called standards—are also regularly renewed.

This new edition:


  • Is completely revised, updated and expanded
  • Is reader-friendly, structured with core messages
  • Includes an increased number of flowcharts and illustrations

It is a globally useful and outstanding guide in the management of positive and negative patch test and prick test reactions, for all practicing dermatologists, from the beginner to the well-trained expert.


Dermatitis contact dermatitis cutaneous drug reaction diseases irritant dermatitis photopatch testing prick testing methodology skin reactions

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Marie Lachapelle
    • 1
  • Howard I. Maibach
    • 2
  • Johannes Ring
    • 3
  • Ulf Darsow
    • 3
  • Thomas Rustemeyer
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine Department of DermatologyUniversité Catholique de LouvainBruxellesBelgium
  2. 2.School of Medicine Department of DermatologyUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und AllergologieTU MünchenMünchenGermany
  4. 4.Department of Dermatology-AllergologyVU University Medical Center AmsterdamHV AmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-92805-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-92806-5
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