Title: Patch testing with corticosteroid mixes in Europe. A multicentre study of the EECDRG
Authors: Isaksson, M ×
Andersen, K E
Brandão, F M
Bruynzeel, D P
Bruze, M
Camarasa, J G
Diepgen, T
Ducombs, G
Frosch, P J
Goossens, An
Lahti, A
Menné, T
Rycroft, R J
Seidenari, S
Shaw, S
Tosti, A
Wahlberg, J
White, I R
Wilkinson, J D #
Issue Date: Jan-2000
Series Title: Contact dermatitis vol:42 issue:1 pages:27-35
Abstract: This study investigated whether a corticosteroid mix containing tixocortol pivalate, budesonide, and hydrocortisone-17-butyrate could detect contact allergy to corticosteroids. 2 corticosteroid mixes, 1 with a high (mix I) and 1 with a low (mix II) concentration and the 3 individual constituents, each at 2 concentrations, were inserted into the standard series of 16 participating clinics. Tests were read on day (D) 3 or 4. 5432 patients were tested, and 110 (2.0%) had positive reactions to at least 1 of the 8 test preparations. Of the 8 preparations, mix I identified most allergic patients, followed by mix II, budesonide 0.10%, budesonide 0.002%, and tixocortol pivalate, both concentrations (1.0 and 0.10%) tracing the same number. With the mixes, 53.2-59.6% of tixocortol pivalate allergy was missed. 47 patients were allergic to either concentration of tixocortol pivalate, 25% of these only to 1.0% and another 25% only to 0.10%. Testing with mix I and tixocortol pivalate 0.10% picked up 98/110, testing with tixocortol pivalate 1.0% and 0.10% and budesonide 0.10% picked up 105/110. 3379 patients were read on both D3 or D4 as well as on D7. Without a late reading (D7), up to 30% of contact allergy to corticosteroid markers was missed.
ISSN: 0105-1873
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Dermatology
Laboratory of Dermatoimmunology (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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