Guidelines, Papers & Books

Guidelines, Papers & Books


  • European Society of Contact Dermatitis guideline for diagnostic patch testing – recommendations on best practice (2015)  

  • Guidelines for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of hand eczema (2022) 

  • Minimum standards on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of occupational and work-related skin diseases in Europe – position paper of the COST Action StanDerm (TD 1206). (2017) 


Recommended series 

  • European baseline series and recommended additions 2023  

  • Cosmetic series 

Developing a cosmetic series: Results from the ESSCA network, 2009-2018 

  • Hairdressing 

Patch testing with hair cosmetic series in Europe: a critical review and recommendation (2014) 

  • Photopatch test series 

Photopatch testing: recommendations for a European photopatch test baseline series (2013) 

  • Rubber series 

Patch testing with rubber series in Europe: a critical review and recommendation (2017) 

Recommended books

  • Fowler JF, Zirwas MJ. Fisher’s Contact Dermatitis, 7th edition. Phoenix, USA: Contact Dermatitis Institute, 2019
  • Johansen J, Mahler V, Lepoittevin JP, Frosch P (eds). Contact Dermatitis, 6th edition. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2020
  • John S, Johansen JD, Rustemeyer T, Elsner P, Maibach H (eds). Kanerva’s Occupational Dermatology, 3rd edition. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2019
  • De Groot AC, Patch Testing Test concentrations and vehicles for 4900 chemicals, 4th edition. Wapserveen, The Netherlands: acdegroot publishing, 2018

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