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European Journal of Dermatology


What's new this month? Volume 28, issue 5, September-October 2018

1 Dermatology Department, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, UK
2 Dermatology Department, Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos-Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisboa, Portugal
3 Dermatology Department, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France
4 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Joseph-Schneider- Str. 2, 97080 Wuerzburg, Germany
5 Dermatology Department, Hospital Universitario San Pedro, Logroño (La Rioja), Spain
6 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hôpital de Beaumont, Lausanne University Hospital Center, Av. de Beaumont 29, CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland

Patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) have a disrupted skin barrier which predisposes to concurrent allergic contact dermatitis (ACD), a type IV hypersensitivity reaction caused by exposure to a contact allergen in sensitised patients. Diagnosis based on patch testing enables avoidance of allergens. In this issue of the European Journal of Dermatology, Lee et al. [1]explore the clinical characteristics and genetic factors in paediatric and adult AD patients with ACD. A total of 281 AD patients were [...]