Contact allergy and allergic contact dermatitis in adolescents: prevalence measures and associations

The Odense Adolescence Cohort Study on Atopic Diseases and Dermatitis. (TOACS)

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The aims of this cross-sectional study were to establish the prevalence measures of contact allergy and allergic contact dermatitis in 8th grade schoolchildren (aged 12-16 years) in Odense, Denmark, and to examine the associations with atopic dermatitis, inhalant allergy and hand eczema. Contact allergy to a standard series allergen was found in 15.2% of schoolchildren. The point prevalence of allergic contact dermatitis was 0.7% and the lifetime prevalence 7.2%, predominantly in girls. The most common contact allergens were nickel (8.6%) and fragrance mix (1.8%). Nickel allergy was clinically relevant in 69% and fragrance allergy in 29% of cases. A significant association was found between contact allergy and hand eczema while no association was found between contact allergy and atopic dermatitis or inhalant allergy. In the future this cohort of schoolchildren will be followed with regard to the course and development of atopic diseases, hand eczema and contact dermatitis. Key words: school-
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Dermato Venereologica
Volume82
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)352-358
ISSN0001-5555
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Atopic Dermatitis
Hypersensitivity
Cohort Studies
Eczema
Contact Dermatitis
Nickel
Allergens
Denmark
Cross-Sectional Studies

Keywords

  • Administration, Inhalation
  • Adolescent
  • Age Distribution
  • Allergens
  • Child
  • Cohort Studies
  • Comorbidity
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Denmark
  • Dermatitis, Allergic Contact
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity, Immediate
  • Male
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Odds Ratio
  • Patch Tests
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Distribution

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