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Article: Patch testing in Hong Kong

TitlePatch testing in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date1989
PublisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/COD
Citation
Contact Dermatitis, 1989, v. 21 n. 3, p. 148-153 How to Cite?
AbstractThe acceptability and value of patch testing in Hong Kong was studied in 56 cases of suspected dermatitis (CD), 26 cases of endogenous eczema (EE) and 30 cases of unclassified eczema (UE), selected systematically: all those suspected of having CD and 1 in 3 of the others. 81.3% of the 112 patients selected accepted the test. The main reasons for refusal were inconvenience and lack of time for the readings. Of the 91 tested, in 88 they were successfully completed. In 39 patients, the results were negative, while 49 patients reacted to 1 or more allergens. The 2 commonest sensitizers were fragance-mix (15 patients) and nickel sulphate (14 patients). The 'usefulness' of patch testing was defined as it causing the initial clinical diagnosis to be changed. The test was found to be 'useful' in 10 cases (21.3%) of those diagnosed as CD in 2 respects: (a) changing the diagnosis from irritant to allergic CD (6 cases) and (b) changing from CD to a suspected substance, to CD to another unsuspected substance (4 cases). For EE and UE, the initial diagnosis was changed to allergic CD in 3 (18.7%) and 7 (28.0%) cases, respectively.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151478
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2015 Impact Factor: 5.692
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.010
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dc.contributor.authorLee, TYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:23:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:23:45Z-
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.identifier.citationContact Dermatitis, 1989, v. 21 n. 3, p. 148-153en_US
dc.identifier.issn0105-1873en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151478-
dc.description.abstractThe acceptability and value of patch testing in Hong Kong was studied in 56 cases of suspected dermatitis (CD), 26 cases of endogenous eczema (EE) and 30 cases of unclassified eczema (UE), selected systematically: all those suspected of having CD and 1 in 3 of the others. 81.3% of the 112 patients selected accepted the test. The main reasons for refusal were inconvenience and lack of time for the readings. Of the 91 tested, in 88 they were successfully completed. In 39 patients, the results were negative, while 49 patients reacted to 1 or more allergens. The 2 commonest sensitizers were fragance-mix (15 patients) and nickel sulphate (14 patients). The 'usefulness' of patch testing was defined as it causing the initial clinical diagnosis to be changed. The test was found to be 'useful' in 10 cases (21.3%) of those diagnosed as CD in 2 respects: (a) changing the diagnosis from irritant to allergic CD (6 cases) and (b) changing from CD to a suspected substance, to CD to another unsuspected substance (4 cases). For EE and UE, the initial diagnosis was changed to allergic CD in 3 (18.7%) and 7 (28.0%) cases, respectively.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/CODen_US
dc.relation.ispartofContact Dermatitisen_US
dc.subject.meshClimateen_US
dc.subject.meshDermatitis, Contact - Diagnosisen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance Of Health Careen_US
dc.subject.meshSkin Testsen_US
dc.titlePatch testing in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume21en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.spage148en_US
dc.identifier.epage153en_US
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dc.publisher.placeDenmarken_US
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