Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: April  2017

Summary

Definition

History and exam

Key diagnostic factors

  • skin lesions
  • pruritus

Other diagnostic factors

  • hyperhidrosis
  • recurrent eruptions
  • pain

Risk factors

  • exposure to irritants
  • atopy
  • metal allergy
  • hyperhidrosis
  • emotional stress

Diagnostic investigations

Investigations to consider

  • skin biopsy
  • KOH
  • patch testing
  • scabies prep
Full details

Treatment algorithm

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Contributors

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Assistant Professor

Dermatology

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis

MN

Disclosures

AB declares that she has no competing interests.

Dr Andrea Bershow would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr Erin M. Warshaw and Dr Sabra M. Lofgren, previous contributors to this monograph. EMW and SML declare that they have no competing interests.

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Resident

Department of Dermatology

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

New York

NY

Disclosures

GT declares that she has no competing interests.

Assistant Professor

Department of Dermatology

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Pittsburgh

PA

Disclosures

LKF declares that she has no competing interests.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Section of Dermatology

Department of Medicine

University of Chicago

IL

Disclosures

MT declares that she has no competing interests.

Professor of Dermatology

Department of Dermatology and Allergology

University Hospital Poitiers

Poitiers

France

Disclosures

GG declares that he has no competing interests.

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