Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. The International Contact Dermatitis Research Group

    1. J.-M. Lachapelle, H. I. Maibach
      Pages 1-4
  3. Patch Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. J.-M. Lachapelle, H. I. Maibach
      Pages 27-69
    3. J.-M. Lachapelle, S. Freeman
      Pages 95-101
    4. U. Darsow, J. Ring
      Pages 103-110
    5. J.-M. Lachapelle, H. I. Maibach
      Pages 111-120
    6. J.-M. Lachapelle, I. Ale, H. I. Maibach
      Pages 121-130
    7. J.-M. Lachapelle, H. I. Maibach
      Pages 131-136
  4. Prick Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. J.-M. Lachapelle, H. I. Maibach
      Pages 149-162
  5. Testing in Cutaneous Systemic Drug Reactions: Interest and Limitations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. J.-M. Lachapelle, H. I. Maibach
      Pages 165-174
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 175-189

About this book


Combined with the second book of this mini-series "Management of Positive Patch Test Reactions", the text gives a comprehensive account on all matters involved when treating patients with allergic skin problems. It is intended to be a cook book for daily dermatological practise. It provides an updated standardized version on patch testing and prick testing procedures. The different techniques, the visual scoring and the pitfalls interpreting positive and/or negative results are covered in detail. Additional tests such as open, semi-open, roat and use tests, photopatch tests and atopy patch tests are described as well. The revised international standard series of patch tests is reviewed, including succinct explanations for each allergen.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Marie Lachapelle
    • 1
  • Howard I. Maibach
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyLouvain UniversityBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology, San Francisco School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-44349-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-09215-6
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