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The Frequency of Contact Allergy in Children and Adolescents in the Czech Republic

Alena Machovcova ; Department of Dermatology Faculty Hospital Motol 150 06 Prague 5 Czech Republic

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Summar y The objective of our study was to determine the prevalence
of contact hypersensitivity in asymptomatic Czech schoolchildren.
We recruited 236 Prague asymptomatic schoolchildren for
epicutaneous tests. The children were tested with European baseline
series (25 allergens). A total of 218 children (114 boys and 104
girls) completed the study. Of these, 67 (30.7%) children had one or
more positive reactions to tested allergens. Nickel, neomycin and
potassium dichromate were the most prevalent allergens detected
in our study. Our findings may support the notion that allergic contact
sensitization in children is not so rare and children, especially
those with chronic dermatitis, should be patch tested regularly.

Ključne riječi
allergic contact sensitivity; asymptomatic children population; epicutaneous tests; most common allergens

Hrčak ID: 89093


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