Patch Testing and Prick Testing

A Practical Guide Official Publication of the ICDRG

  • Jean-Marie Lachapelle
  • Howard I. Maibach

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Patch Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Audrey Nosbaum, Jean-François Nicolas, Jean-Marie Lachapelle
      Pages 3-9
    3. Jean-Marie Lachapelle, Howard I. Maibach
      Pages 35-77
    4. Jean-Marie Lachapelle
      Pages 79-93
    5. Jean-Marie Lachapelle, An Goossens
      Pages 95-101
    6. Jean-Marie Lachapelle, Howard I. Maibach
      Pages 103-111
    7. Jean-Marie Lachapelle, Howard I. Maibach
      Pages 113-128
    8. Jean-Marie Lachapelle, Howard I. Maibach
      Pages 129-136
    9. Audrey Nosbaum, Jean-François Nicolas
      Pages 137-144
  3. Prick Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Jean-Marie Lachapelle, Howard I. Maibach
      Pages 159-170
  4. Testing in Cutaneous Systemic Immune-Related Adverse Drug Reactions: Interest and Limitations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 187-218

About this book


Knowledge in the field of allergic contact dermatitis continues to expand rapidly owing to progress in the chemical, immunological, and clinical fields, including improved techniques of patch testing and prick testing. The third edition of this important book, which includes additional color illustrations, has been extensively revised, updated, and expanded to reflect the most recent developments. These include advances in patch testing methodology, in particular the new chambers that are appearing on the market, revision of the baseline series of patch tests to reflect the latest evidence-based work, and additional testing procedures. The result is a superb guide to the current management of positive and negative patch test and prick test reactions that will be invaluable for all practicing dermatologists, from the beginner to the well-trained expert.


Allergic Contact Dermatitis Drug-induced Skin Reactions Irritant Contact Dermatitis Patch Testing Prick Testing

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Marie Lachapelle
    • 1
  • Howard I. Maibach
    • 2
  1. 1.Catholic University of LouvainMontigny-le-TilleulBelgium
  2. 2.School of Medicine, Department DermatologyUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-25491-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-25492-5
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