Pediatric Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Lessons for Better Care

Alina Goldenberg, Nanette Silverberg, Jonathan I. Silverberg, James Treat, Sharon E. Jacob*

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Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is an immune-mediated condition that is likely underrecognized in children. ACD is the result of primary sensitization and secondary elicitation by allergy-provoking haptens. A detailed clinical history and physical examination may yield diagnosis. Patch testing is the criterion standard diagnostic tool for confirming the diagnosis of ACD in both children and adults. Herein, we present an overview of pediatric ACD, an analysis of relevant current literature on the topic, focused management recommendations, and a discussion of existing knowledge gaps that must be addressed by future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-667
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015


  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Children
  • Nickel
  • Pediatric
  • Sensitization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy


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