Contact Dermatitis in Children

ADIŞEN E., Onder M.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.45, pp.87-89, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Contact dermatitis are among important skin diseases in the childhood period. The prevalance of allergic contact dermatitis is known to increase with age. Recent reports suggest that the rates of sensitization in children may be higher than was previously thought. The most common contact allergens in children are nickel, para-phenylenediamine diamine, neomycine sulphate, thimerosal. Contact dermatitis and identifying the suspected allergen in children is important as sensitization occurring during childhood may cause a susceptibility to the contact dermatitis later in their life. (Turkderm 2011; 45 Suppl 2: 87-9)