Patch testing discordance alert: False-negative findings with rubber additives and fragrances

Elizabeth F. Sherertz, Anthony F. Fransway, Donald V. Belsito, Vincent A. DeLeo, Joseph F. Fowler, Howard I. Maibach, James G. Marks, C. G.Toby Mathias, Melanie D. Pratt, Robert L. Rietschel, James S. Taylor

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Abstract

From July 1996 through June 1998, the North American Contact Dermatitis Group evaluated 318 patients for suspected contact dermatitis by patch testing simultaneously with Finn Chambers and the T.R.U.E Test allergen system. Discrepancies between the two systems were found in some of the results, particularly with fragrance and rubber allergens. These results suggest that positive reactions to fragrance, thiuram, and carba mix allergens may be missed if the T.R.U.E Test is used alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-314
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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