Title: UV sunlight and patch test reactions in humans
Authors: Goossens, An ×
Lesaffre, Emmanuel
Heidbuchel, M
Dooms, M
Degreef, Hugo #
Issue Date: Jul-1988
Series Title: Contact dermatitis vol:19 issue:1 pages:36-42
Abstract: No seasonal influence of UV sunlight on patch test reactions in humans over a period of 9 years of clinical practice was found in this retrospective study of almost 8000 patients. Although the mean UV monthly dose varies seasonally, up in the summer and down in the winter, no significant differences could be identified for patch test reactions, either for the mean number of positive test reactions or for the intensity of the skin reaction or for the id-like spread reactions seen in summer or winter. Furthermore, no short-term influences of UV exposure during the weekend preceding patch testing could be demonstrated. Therefore, reliable patch-test results can be expected at any season of the year from a general population, at least in Belgian-type climates.
ISSN: 0105-1873
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Leuven Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics Centre (L-BioStat)
Laboratory of Dermatology
Laboratory of Dermatoimmunology (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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