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European Society of Contact Dermatitis

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…to guidelines, master classes, reference books, the journal Contact Dermatitis and participate in task forces influencing policies in Europe.

The European Society of Contact Dermatitis (ESCD) is the leading source of expertise, in the field of cutaneous allergy, environmental and occupational dermatitis.

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Recommended
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Recommendations of the European
Society of Contact Dermatitis

many open access in:

Contact Dermatitis

About the
ESCD

Patch testing book

Patch Testing 5th Edition

The full text of Anton de Groot’s well-known book Patch Testing (5th edition, 2022) is available to all members of the Society. A big thank you from The Executive Committee goes out to Dr de Groot for his generous donation of the book.

How to inform patients

The ESCD has written patient information leaflets for allergens within the baseline series. They were designed to be provided to patients at the time of consultation so that the applicability of advice and relevance can be tailored to the individual by their physician.

Contact Dermatitis
Journal

The Journal Contact Dermatitis is the official journal of the ESCD. It publishes scientific discoveries in the field of cutaneous allergy, environmental and occupational dermatitis, including chemical aspects, immunology, and drug reactions. Its impact factor is (2021):6.4

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The ESCD promotes interest in contact dermatitis and environmental & occupational skin diseases

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1 month ago

💡 Research alert: Intensive care unit nurses are at high risk for developing hand dermatitis due to their frequent exposure to wet-work.
🔬 A symptom-based questionnaire concerning hand dermatitis was distributed.
🎯 The point-prevalence was 9.8%, the 1-year prevalence was 26.6%, and 60.9% reported at least one symptom of hand dermatitis.
🌟 These figures highlight the need for a prevention program.
Find the full text (open access) under: doi.org/10.1111/cod.14568
#science #dermatitis #allergy #healthcare #nurse
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💡 Research alert: Intensive care unit nurses are at high risk for developing hand dermatitis due to their frequent exposure to wet-work.
🔬 A symptom-based questionnaire concerning hand dermatitis was distributed.
🎯 The point-prevalence was 9.8%, the 1-year prevalence was 26.6%, and 60.9% reported at least one symptom of hand dermatitis.
🌟 These figures highlight the need for a prevention program.
Find the full text (open access) under: https://doi.org/10.1111/cod.14568
#science #dermatitis #allergy #healthcare #nurse
2 months ago

💡 Research alert: Gender differences in allergic contact dermatitis to common allergens

🔬 Boonchai et al. investigated the differences and trends in contact allergy from a sex perspective and found that:

i) females are more prone to developing reactions related to metals found in costume jewellery and allergens present in personal care products

ii) males are more likely to experience occupationally induced contact allergies.

Find the full text (open access) on: doi.org/10.1111/cod.14479

#science #dermatitis #allergy
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💡 Research alert: Gender differences in allergic contact dermatitis to common allergens

🔬 Boonchai et al. investigated the differences and trends in contact allergy from a sex perspective and found that:

i) females are more prone to developing reactions related to metals found in costume jewellery and allergens present in personal care products

ii) males are more likely to experience occupationally induced contact allergies.

Find the full text (open access) on: https://doi.org/10.1111/cod.14479

#science #dermatitis #allergy
3 months ago

We're looking very much forward to meeting you all at the ESCD Congress in September! Please note that the deadline for submitting your abstract has been extended to Monday 15th April 2024. Feel free to take this chance and share your valuable research with us: escd2024.com/upload/

#science #dermatitis #congress #research
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Were looking very much forward to meeting you all at the ESCD Congress in September! Please note that the deadline for submitting your abstract has been extended to Monday 15th April 2024. Feel free to take this chance and share your valuable research with us: https://escd2024.com/upload/

#science #dermatitis #congress #research
4 months ago

💡Want to present your research in contact allergy? Submit your abstract to the 16th Congress of the ESCD (escd2024.com ) and share your work with colleagues in the beautiful city of Dresden!

👍All abstracts will be published on the homepage and in Contact Dermatitis.

😃Submit your abstract by 31st March 2024 at escd2024.com/upload/
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💡Want to present your research in contact allergy? Submit your abstract to the 16th Congress of the ESCD (https://escd2024.com ) and share your work with colleagues in the beautiful city of Dresden!

👍All abstracts will be published on the homepage and in Contact Dermatitis.

😃Submit your abstract by 31st March 2024 at https://escd2024.com/upload/
5 months ago

💡 Publication alert: Prevalence and incidence of hand eczema in healthcare workers: A systematic review and meta-analysis by Yuksel et al. (doi.org/10.1111/cod.14489)

🧐 This systematic review and meta-analysis of cross-sectional and cohort studies from 2000 to 2022 found that the self-reported point prevalence of hand eczema in healthcare workers was 13.5% (95% CI: 9.3–18.4), although amongst those with available data, 57.7% (95% CI: 37.8–76.5) reported mild symptoms only. These findings suggest that hand eczema remains a common problem in this occupational group.
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5 months ago

💡 Publication alert: Transcriptional differences between vesicular hand eczema and atopic dermatitis by Rosenberg et al. (doi.org/10.1111/cod.14442)

🧐Re-analysis of bulk RNA-seq data from atopic dermatitis and vesicular hand eczema reveal distinct and shared differentially expressed genes and pathogenic pathways in these disorders

🤔Upregulation of interferon signalling with subsequent Th1 responses and necroptosis was more prominent in vesicular hand eczema compared to atopic dermatitis
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💡 Publication alert: Transcriptional differences between vesicular hand eczema and atopic dermatitis by Rosenberg et al. (https://doi.org/10.1111/cod.14442)

🧐Re-analysis of bulk RNA-seq data from atopic dermatitis and vesicular hand eczema reveal distinct and shared differentially expressed genes and pathogenic pathways in these disorders

🤔Upregulation of interferon signalling with subsequent Th1 responses and necroptosis was more prominent in vesicular hand eczema compared to atopic dermatitis
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