Patch Testing in Children

  • N. Balato
  • G. Lembo
  • C. Patruno
  • F. Ayala


Over a 3-year period, 533 children aged between 4 months and 14 years were patch-tested with a “pédiatric” series of haptens. The children were affected with various types of eczema or with psoriasis of the hands (n = 31). In 78 positive children, there were 112 positive test reactions to various allergens. Nickel, cobalt, ethylenediamine, and potassium dichromate were the most frequent sensitizers. Positive reactions were relevant in 52 (67%) of 78 positive children.

Key words

Patch test Children Eczema Relevance 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Balato
    • 1
  • G. Lembo
    • 1
  • C. Patruno
    • 1
  • F. Ayala
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinica DermatologicaII Facoltà di Medicina e ChirurgiaNapoliItaly

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