Proposed ICDRG Classification of the Clinical Presentation of Contact Allergy

Korbkarn Pongpairoj, Iris Ale, Klaus Ejner Andersen, Magnus Bruze, Thomas L. Diepgen, Peter U. Elsner, Chee Leok Goh, An Goossens, Hemangi Jerajani, Jean Marie Lachapelle, Jun Young Lee, Howard I. Maibach, Kayoko Matsunaga, Rosemary Nixon, Pailin Puangpet, Denis Sasseville, Supitchaya Thaiwat, John P. McFadden

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The International Contact Dermatitis Research Group proposes a classification for the clinical presentation of contact allergy. The classification is based primarily on the mode of clinical presentation. The categories are direct exposure/contact dermatitis, mimicking or exacerbation of preexisting eczema, multifactorial dermatitis including allergic contact dermatitis, by proxy, mimicking angioedema, airborne contact dermatitis, photo-induced contact dermatitis, systemic contact dermatitis, noneczematous contact dermatitis, contact urticaria, protein contact dermatitis, respiratory/mucosal symptoms, oral contact dermatitis, erythroderma/exfoliative dermatitis, minor forms of presentation, and extracutaneous manifestations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-258
Number of pages11
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sept 1

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Dermatology and Venereal Diseases


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