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Patch tests

not a useful tool in diagnosing adverse cutaneous drug reactions

Yadav, Sushma

doi: 10.1097/FAD.0000000000000022
Invited Review Article
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Summary Cutaneous adverse drug reactions are common in India. We invited this review on the use of patch tests to diagnose these reactions. The findings show that patch tests are of limited value in diagnosing cutaneous adverse drug reactions.

Lejeune Skin Clinic and Hair Transplant Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence to Dr Sushma Yadav, Chief Dermatologist, Lejeune Skin Clinic and Hair Transplant Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. E-mail: sushma2185@gmail.com

Editor: R E Ferner, MSc, MD, FRCP, Director of the West Midlands Centre for Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting and Consultant Physician at City Hospital, Birmingham, UK. Assistant Editor: Mr C Anton, MA, MEng. Editorial Board: Australia: Dr M Kennedy, Professor G M Shenfield, Denmark: Professor J S Schou; England: Dr J K Aronson, Dr A Hitchings; India: Professor N Gogtay; Netherlands: Professor C J van Boxtel, Dr B H Ch Stricker; New Zealand: Dr T Maling; Scotland: Dr D N Bateman; Wales: Professor P A Routledge.

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