The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2014 , Vol 56 , Num 2
Results of Patch Testing in Pediatric Patients with Plantar Dermatitis and Literature Review
Department of Dermatology, Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey. E mail: meltem@doctor.com We aimed to determine the frequency of positive patch test reactions in pediatric patients with plantar dermatitis. Children diagnosed as inflammatory dermatitis of the plantar foot were included. Demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients were recorded, and patch testing was done using the European standard series antigens. Seventeen patients (9 females, 8 males) were included in the study. Ages of the patients ranged from 4-13 years, and the median age was 7.0. Seven patients had one to three positive reactions, seven had all negative reactions, one showed angry back syndrome, and results of two could not be assessed. Dermatitis of the feet is not rare in pediatric patients, and a significant percentage of these patients will be diagnosed as allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) if detailed and appropriate patch testing is done. Keywords : allergic contact dermatitis, plantar dermatitis, patch testing.
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