Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
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ISSN: 2155-9554

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Isaksson M

Isaksson M


  • Research Article
    Patch Testing with the Swedish Baseline Series in Two Countries
    Author(s): Malinauskiene L, Isaksson M and Bruze MMalinauskiene L, Isaksson M and Bruze M

    Patch testing is a very effective mean to investigate causes of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD), but results obtained in different countries is usually hard to compare due to reading of patch tests. The aim of the study was to examine the prevalence of contact allergy to substances present in the Swedish baseline series and to compare results between the clinics in Vilnius and Sweden when the patch test procedure is similar in both countries. Consecutive patients with suspected ACD were tested with the Swedish baseline series at the university hospitals in Malmö, Sweden, and Vilnius, Lithuania in the years 2010–2012. Positive patch test reactions to at least one allergen was observed in 115 (53.7%) in Lithuania and in 237 (55.4%) in Sweden. The top 5 most frequent allergens (and respective prevalence rates) in Lithuania were as follows: nickel sulp.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9554.10000299

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