Contact sensitization to common haptens is associated with atopic dermatitis: new insight
British Journal of Dermatology, 04/19/2012
Thyssen JP et al. – The authors suspect that individuals with self–reported atopic dermatitis from this study mainly suffered from mild disease. However, clinicians should be aware of increased levels of contact sensitization in individuals with atopic dermatitis. Patch testing should therefore be considered at an early point in individuals with a history of atopic dermatitis and active disease. The fundamental relationship between atopic disease and environmental chemical exposure may be of a more complex and intimate nature than previously supposed.