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Editorial
November 27, 2019

Translating Allergic Contact Dermatitis Data to the Patients and Populations We Serve

Author Affiliations
  • 1Dermatology and Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2Department of Dermatology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
JAMA Dermatol. 2020;156(1):25-26. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.3464

In this issue of JAMA Dermatology, the North American Contact Dermatitis Group reports detailed data on 2 cohorts: male patients with facial dermatitis1 and patients with anogenital dermatitis.2 The authors are a dedicated group of experts who have been aggregating and reporting results of allergy patch testing for decades. The statistically significant results of both studies are interesting, but there is also tremendous value in the detailed results and in the Discussion sections. The information in these articles can help us improve our care of individual patients as well as improve health systems and population health. Readers are encouraged to thoroughly review and reflect on these articles.

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