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Are all new allergens in TRUE Test® essential for a baseline set?

Sep 7, 2015 | Magazine: Contact Dermatitis

Echechipía S (1), Villarreal O (2), Iriarte P (3), Garcés M (4), Sala-Cunill A (5),Daschner A (6), Quiñones MD (7), Ferrer M (8), Jauregui I (9), Veleiro B (10); Cutaneous Allergy Committee of the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Spanish Society.

The prevalence of contact allergy to specific allergens differs among countries, as a result of social and environmental characteristics. Patch testing is the gold standard in the diagnosis of contact dermatitis to identify the culprit substance.

TRUE Test® is a ready-to-use patch test system commercialized since 1985, and is used worldwide. As TRUE Test® does not cover several allergens recommended for the (European) baseline series, clinicians have to test additional allergens separately. Recently, TRUE Test® added five new allergens.

The newly included allergens are gold sodium thiosulfate, bacitracin, parthenolide, Disperse Blue 106, and 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bronopol). The aim of our study was to evaluate the relevance of these new allergens as a part of our baseline series.

CITATION  Contact Dermatitis. 2015 Sep;73(3):186-7. doi: 10.1111/cod.12408. Epub 2015 May 5

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