The Importance of Education When Patch Testing

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Education is the keystone of successful management of allergic contact dermatitis. This article outlines practical tips to manage patients’ expectations of the patch test process and understand their results. The considerations are outlined in a stepwise fashion from before, during, and after patch testing. Resources for patient information are highlighted, and an update on provider education is also included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDermatologic Clinics
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020


  • Allergic contact dermatitis education
  • Patch test education
  • Patch test training
  • Patient education
  • Resources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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