SmartPractice - All Patients Deserve a Diagnosis
SmartPractice has received FDA approval for T.R.U.E. TEST ready-to-use patch test panels for pediatric patients as young as 6 years of age. T.R.U.E. TEST is the only FDA-approved product for diagnosing allergic contact dermatitis (ACD), a persistent skin rash caused by exposure to substances to which a patient is allergic. Symptoms of allergic contact dermatitis include itching, redness, swelling, cracking, scaling and crusting. Common causes of ACD include fragrances, preservatives, nickel, textile dyes and other substances which are frequently in contact with the patient’s skin. Patch testing is the only way to accurately diagnose the cause of a patient’s ACD.
ACD may affect as many as 20% of the pediatric population (Militello, et al 2006). The most common allergens causing ACD in children are nickel, topical antibiotics, preservative chemicals, fragrances and rubber accelerators. The frequency of ACD to many allergens tends to increase with age. The only way to effectively diagnose ACD is to perform a patch test.
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