List of Contributors
• Section 1 Methodology
Chapter 1. Immunology of Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Chapter 2. Patch testing Technique
Chapter 3. The Detective’s Guide to Diagnosing Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Chapter 4. History, ‘Microhistory’ and Sources of Contact Allergen Exposure
Chapter 5. ‘Microexamination’
Chapter 6. Setting up a Patch Test Practice
Chapter 7. The Role of Providers of Patch Test Products
• Section 2 Non-Allergic Dermatoses
Chapter 8. The Elimination or Inclusion of Non-Allergic Skin Diseases
Chapter 9. Irritant Contact Dermatitis
• Section 3 Common Contact Allergens
Chapter 10. Nickel
Chapter 11. Cobalt
Chapter 12. Chromate
Chapter 13. Gold
Chapter 14. Fragrances incorporating Fragrance Mix 1, Fragrance Mix 2, Hydroxyisoheyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, Limonene and Linalool
Chapter 15. Formaldehyde
Chapter 16. Quaternium 15
Chapter 17. Diazolidinyl Urea and Imidazolidinyl Urea
Chapter 18. 2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol
Chapter 19. Methylchloroisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone
Chapter 20. Methylisothiazolinone
Chapter 21. Parabens
Chapter 22. para-Phenylenediamine
Chapter 23. Disperse Dye Blue 106
Chapter 24. Rubber: Mercaptobenzothiazole, Mercapto mix, Thiurams, Carbamates, Thioureas, N-isopropyl-N'-phenyl-p-phenylenediamine (IPPD)
Chapter 25. Colophonium
Chapter 26. Epoxy Resin
Chapter 27. Tosylamide Formaldehyde Resin
Chapter 28. 4-tert-Butylphenol Formaldehyde Resin
Chapter 29. Sesquiterpene Lactone Mix and Compositae Mix
Chapter 30. Primin
Chapter 31. Neomycin
Chapter 32. Clioquinol
Chapter 33. Benzocaine
Chapter 34. Corticosteroids: Tixocortol-21-pivalate, Budesonide and Hydrocortisone 17-butyrate
Chapter 35. Lanolin
Chapter 36. Cetostearyl Alcohol
How to diagnose allergic contact dermatitis, perform and interpret patch tests, and select the best treatment options
Written for a broad range of dermatologic professionals, Common Contact Allergens is a straightforward and useful guide that bridges the gap between detailed reference texts and basic handbooks on contact allergy, making it an ideal addition to general dermatology practices for practical use in the office.
The first section of the book leads practitioners through the steps necessary to effectively and accurately perform patch testing. This covers basic immunological knowledge, various ways in which contact allergy can present, patch test techniques, and how to diagnose allergic contact dermatitis. Giving attention to all standard allergens, the second section offers an overview of the current literature on each, with detailed analysis on determining the clinical relevance of a positive patch test reaction. This convenient companion:
• Offers universally applicable guidance on when and how to perform patch testing, as well as how to interpret test reactions and arrive at accurate diagnoses
• Characterizes allergens from the Standard ‘Baseline’ Series, the International Series, and the T.R.U.E. Test Series
• Profiles allergens such as metals, fragrances, medicaments, rubber chemicals, plant chemicals, hair and clothing dyes, excipients, and resins
• Contains case reports, clinical images, patch test tips, and more
• Features color-coded exposure templates for easy consultation
• Provides key pointers on how to take patient histories and handle challenging cases
• Introduces new concepts such as ‘microhistory’ and ‘microexamination’
• Allows access to online supplementary material featuring CAS numbers, toxicology, immunology, prevalence rates, chemical structures, additional case reports, and more
Common Contact Allergens is a valuable reference tool for trainee and practicing general dermatologists, dermatology nurses, occupational health physicians, allergists, and other medical professionals with an interest in dermatology.
• John McFadden, Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Cutaneous Allergy Department, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London, UK.
• Pailin Puangpet, Consultant Dermatologist and Head, Occupational and Contact Dermatitis Clinic, Institute of Dermatology, Bangkok, Thailand.
• Korbkarn Pongpairoj, Consultant Dermatologist, Division of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand.
• Supitchaya Thaiwat, Consultant Dermatologist, Department of Medicine, Pramongkutklao Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.
• Lee Shan Xian, Consultant Dermatologist, Department of Dermatology, Changi General Hospital, Singapore.