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July 1988

Patch Testing: Test Concentrations and Vehicles

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Boston

 

by Anton C. de Groot, 304 pp, $74, Amsterdam, Elsevier Science Publishers, 1986.

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(7):1135. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670070099033

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Abstract

Patch Testing:  Test Concentrations and Vehicles, by Anton de Groot, is a reference book that contains recommended patch-test concentrations and vehicles for 2800 contact allergens. De Groot compiled these recommendations from major textbooks of dermatology, textbooks on contact dermatitis, the patch-test recommendations of the International Contact Dermatitis Group, and the North American Contact Dermatitis Group, and by reviewing all volumes of the journal Contact Dermatitis.The recommendations are contained in a 250-page "table" in which chemicals are listed in alphabetical order. The table also provides synonyms for each chemical, and the synonyms are cross-referenced in the table. In a separate table, de Groot provides patch-test recommendations for a variety of products such as tape, carbon paper, cosmetics, lemon peel, and many others. There are also lists of chemicals that cause contact photosensitivity, contact urticaria, and patch-test sensitization.Alphabetical listing and extensive cross-referencing make it quite easy to find information in

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