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Practical Guide to Patch Testing

  • Eustachio Nettis
  • Gianni Angelini
  • Offers step-by-step guidance to correctly perform patch tests in clinical practice

  • Helps prompt reading of findings and appropriate patient management

  • Offers a wealth of full color clinical pictures and diagrams


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Gianni Angelini, Eustachio Nettis
    Pages 1-4
  3. Eustachio Nettis, Domenico Bonamonte, Gianni Angelini
    Pages 5-20
  4. Eustachio Nettis, Caterina Foti, Daniele Paolo Pigatto, Alberico Motolese, Gianni Angelini
    Pages 21-32
  5. Eustachio Nettis, Gianni Angelini
    Pages 33-39
  6. Gianni Angelini, Eustachio Nettis
    Pages 41-42
  7. Gianni Angelini, Eustachio Nettis
    Pages 43-44
  8. Gianni Angelini, Eustachio Nettis
    Pages 45-70
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 71-71

About this book


This volume provides allergy and dermatology specialists with a practical guide to the correct patch test methodology for their day-to-day clinical practice: it includes the latest available hapten series (standard series and integrative series), the golden rules for concentration and conservation of the haptens themselves, and the indispensable test equipment. The book, coming in a handy softcover format, is also nicely illustrated with over 100 full color pictures and tables. The contents focus on the interpretation of the epicutaneous test reading as well, relating to clinical relevance of the reactions and granting a correct management of the allergic patient. Practical Guide to Patch Testing will be of great value to all practicing allergists or dermatologists and professionals related.


Contact urticaria contact allergens Eczematous dermatoses Itching Irritant dermatitis Patch test allergens

Editors and affiliations

  • Eustachio Nettis
    • 1
  • Gianni Angelini
    • 2
  1. 1.Allergist and Dermatologist, Regional Reference CenterUniversity Allergology ClinicBariItaly
  2. 2.Professor of DermatologyFormer Professor and Chairman University of Bari “Aldo Moro”BariItaly

About the editors

Eustachio Nettis is Director of the Allergic Dermatology Unit at the University Hospital of Bari Policlinico, and qualified Associate Professor of Medicine. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Bari Aldo Moro in 1984, he specialized there in Allergic Diseases and later in Dermatology, with honors. He has ample experience in teaching to upper graduates in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and acted as consultant at the Ospedale Militare “Bonomo” in Bari for over ten years. While being elected Vice President of the Italian Society for Allergology, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (SIAAIC) for the 2017-2019  and 2019-2021 mandates, he also continues as Section Editor for the journal Clinical Molecular Allergy. His main research focus is on allergic and dermatological diseases, particularly on Patch tests methodology and his clinical activities include outpatient and inpatient follow up for allergic diseases, clinical immunology and dermatological diseases. He is author and coauthor of more than 200 full papers in peer-reviewed journals on different topics in the field of Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Dermatology and authored books and chapters on general allergic diseases, dermatology, immunology and allergy.

Giovanni Angelini is Full Professor of Clinical Dermatology University of Bari, Italy. Specialist in Dermatology and Venereal Diseases. Head of the  Division Unit of Dermatology, University of Bari; retirement in 2011. Past Member of the Editorial Board of various international and Italian Dermatological journals, Past President of the Italian Society of Allergological Professional and Environmental Dermatology. Author of over 600 scientific publications, including Books on general Dermatology, Allergological and Professional Dermatology, Aquatic Dermatology, Mycobacterial Skin Infections, and chapter in volumes on Dermatology, Immunology and Occupational Medicine. His main research interests include the areas of immunologic, allergic and environmental diseases. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Practical Guide to Patch Testing
  • Editors Eustachio Nettis
    Gianni Angelini
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-33872-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-33873-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 71
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 106 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Allergology
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