Contact allergen sensitivity in children with contact dermatitis

Yucel E., Ozceker D.

TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.56, no.1, pp.51-56, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/turkpediatriars.2020.79577
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-56
  • Keywords: Allergic contact dermatitis, children, nickel sulphate, patch test, PATCH TESTS, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, ADOLESCENTS, SENSITIZATION, DERMATOLOGY, FREQUENCY, NETWORK, NICKEL, ADULTS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Irritant contact dermatitis and Allergic contact dermatitis are two distinct forms of contact dermatitis. Allergic contact dermatitis is a Type 4 (delayed-type) hypersensitivity reaction that occurs during subsequent contact with an allergen to a previously sensitized person. The number of allergens that cause allergic contact dermatitis is increasing day by day. Although it is not the gold standard for the detection of these allergens, skin patch testing is a very helpful method. This study aimed to determine the most common contact allergens in the pediatric age group.