John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Reliability, reproducibility and relevance of patch test results Volume 28, issue 4, July-August 2018

Department of Oncology and Metabolism, University of Sheffield Medical School, Beech Hill Road, Sheffield S10 2RX, United Kingdom

In the study of Kwon et al. entitled “Comparison of allergen responses based on the TRUE Test and IQ Chamber system in Korean patients”, published in the European Journal of Dermatology, the authors raise a number of issues, namely the reliability, reproducibility, and relevance of patch testing [1]. A comparison of patch test methods usually is not simply a differentiation of application techniques but a juxtaposition of allergens in varying forms. This is so in this case, where dried allergens [...]