Patch Testing Tips

Recommendations from the ICDRG

  • Jean-Marie Lachapelle
  • Magnus Bruze
  • Peter U. Elsner

Table of contents

About this book


This book is a compendium of tips on many different aspects of patch testing based on the recommendations of the International Contact Dermatitis Research Group (ICDRG), which is the reference group for all dermato-allergologists. It is intended to complement the book Patch Testing and Prick Testing: A Practical Guide by J.-M. Lachapelle and H. Maibach, which is an official publication of the ICDRG now in its third edition. Among the wide variety of topics covered are pitfalls, legal aspects, patch testing with ultrasonic bath extracts, the role of patch testing in occupational contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis, semi-open tests, the implications of a negative test, patch testing validity, selection of extra allergens and patch testing in the tropics. Many illustrations are included and all information is completely up-to-date. This book will be of value to all practicing dermatologists.


Extra-allergens Occupational contact dermatitis Pitfalls Semi-open tests Testing validity

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Marie Lachapelle
    • 1
  • Magnus Bruze
    • 2
  • Peter U. Elsner
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-LucCatholic University of LouvainBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Dept. of Occup. a. Environmental DermatologyLund UniversityMalmöSweden
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyUniversity Hospital JenaJenaGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-45394-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45395-3
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