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16th ESCD Congress

We are delighted to invite you to our 16th Congress of the European Society of Contact Dermatitis (ESCD) in Dresden, 4-7 September 2024.

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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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1 week ago
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💡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/
1 month ago
ESCD

💡 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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1 month ago
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💡 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
3 months ago
ESCD

💡 Publication alert: Have a look at the recent article by Maria Oberländer Christensen et al. (doi.org/10.1111/cod.14456), who validated selected hand eczema ICD-10 codes in the Danish National Patient Registry and described disease characteristics, lifestyle factors and medication use in adult hand eczema patients.

🔬 ICD-10 codes revealed positive predictive values ≥90%, except for irritant contact dermatitis (unspecified) (79.7%) and hyperkeratotic hand and foot eczema (84.1%).

👩 Hand eczema patients were most often women, middle-aged or older, of Danish ethnicity, had an atopic medical history and were smokers.
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💡 Publication alert: Have a look at the recent article by Maria Oberländer Christensen et al. (https://doi.org/10.1111/cod.14456), who validated selected hand eczema ICD-10 codes in the Danish National Patient Registry and described disease characteristics, lifestyle factors and medication use in adult hand eczema patients.

🔬 ICD-10 codes revealed positive predictive values ≥90%, except for irritant contact dermatitis (unspecified) (79.7%) and hyperkeratotic hand and foot eczema (84.1%). 

👩 Hand eczema patients were most often women, middle-aged or older, of Danish ethnicity, had an atopic medical history and were smokers.
3 months ago
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3 months ago
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🔬 Publication alert! Antioxidant Activity and Skin Sensitization of Eugenol and Isoeugenol: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

💡 Find the current publication on this interesting topic by the research team around Prof Elena Gimenez-Arnau at: pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.chemrestox.3c00263
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🔬 Publication alert! Antioxidant Activity and Skin Sensitization of Eugenol and Isoeugenol: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

💡 Find the current publication on this interesting topic by the research team around Prof Elena Gimenez-Arnau at: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.chemrestox.3c00263
4 months ago
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💡What's new in contact allergy research?

🧐Fascinating work by Mraz et al. show that JAML (an adhesion molecule) can support inflammatory responses in a mouse model of contact allergy.

Read more here: doi.org/10.1111/cod.14409
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💡Whats new in contact allergy research? 

🧐Fascinating work by Mraz et al. show that JAML (an adhesion molecule) can support inflammatory responses in a mouse model of contact allergy. 

Read more here: https://doi.org/10.1111/cod.14409
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