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Kristiina Aalto-Korte

Control of Hypersensitivity Diseases
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health*
Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A
00250 Helsinki
Finland

Tel: +358 30 474 2292
Fax: +358 9 587 5449
E-mail: kristiina.aalto-korte@ttl.fi

Current research and other activities:
  • Occupational dermatology
  • Allergic contact dermatitis: epoxy compounds, isocyanates, acrylates, antimicrobials, allergens in PVC gloves
  • Contact urticaria from chemicals


10 Recent Publications (Selection):
  1. Suuronen K, Pesonen M, Henriks-Eckerman ML, Aalto-Korte K. Triphenyl
    phosphite, a new allergen in polyvinylchloride gloves. Contact Dermatitis. 2013;68(1):42-9.

  2. Aalto-Korte K, Suuronen K, Kuuliala O, Henriks-Eckerman ML, Jolanki R.
    Occupational contact allergy to monomeric isocyanates. Contact Dermatitis. 2012;67(2):78-88.

  3. Suuronen K, Pesonen M, Aalto-Korte K. Occupational contact allergy to
    cocamidopropyl betaine and its impurities. Contact Dermatitis. 2012;66(5):286-92.

  4. Aalto-Korte K, Pesonen M, Kuuliala O, Alanko K, Jolanki R. Contact allergy to
    aliphatic polyisocyanates based on hexamethylene-1,6-diisocyanate (HDI). Contact
    Dermatitis. 2010;63(6):357-63.

  5. Mälkönen T, Alanko K, Jolanki R, Luukkonen R, Aalto-Korte K, Lauerma A,
    Susitaival P. Long-term follow-up study of occupational hand eczema. Br J
    Dermatol. 2010;163(5):999-1006

  6. Aalto-Korte K, Henriks-Eckerman ML, Kuuliala O, Jolanki R. Occupational
    methacrylate and acrylate allergy--cross-reactions and possible screening
    allergens. Contact Dermatitis. 2010;63(6):301-12

  7. Aalto-Korte K, Jungewelter S, Henriks-Eckerman ML, Kuuliala O, Jolanki R.
    Contact allergy to epoxy (meth)acrylates. Contact Dermatitis. 2009;61(1):9-21.

  8. Helaskoski E, Kuuliala O, Aalto-Korte K. Occupational contact urticaria caused by cyclic acid anhydrides. Contact Dermatitis. 2009;60(4):214-21.

  9. Aalto-Korte K, Kuuliala O, Suuronen K, Alanko K. Occupational contact allergy
    to formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers. Contact Dermatitis. 2008;59(5):280-9.

  10. Aalto-Korte K, Ackermann L, Henriks-Eckerman ML, Välimaa J, Reinikka-Railo H,Leppänen E, Jolanki R. 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one in disposable polyvinyl
    chloride gloves for medical use. Contact Dermatitis. 2007;57(6):365-70.


Co-workers:
Katri Suuronen, Riitta Jolanki, Maria Pesonen, Sari Suomela, Outi Kuuliala, Eva Helaskoski, Maj-Len Henriks-Eckerman, Ritva Luukkonen

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Prof. Tove Agner

Department of Dermatology
University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health Sciences
Bispebjerg Hospital
2400 Copenhagen NV
Denmark
Tel: +45 35 31 34 86
Fax:+45 35 31 52 53
E-mail: tove.agner@regionh.dk

Current research and other activities:
  • Occupational skin diseases
  • Skin barrier function
  • Hand eczema
  • Prevention
  • Atopic eczema

10 Recent Publications (Selection):
  1. Carøe TK, Ebbehøj NE, Wulf HC, Agner T.
    Recognized Occupational Skin Cancer in
    Denmark - Data From the Last Ten Years.
    Acta Derm Venereol. 2013 Jan 10. doi: 10.2340/00015555-1484. [Epub ahead of print]

  2. Ibler KS, Jemec GB, Diepgen TL, Gluud C, Lindschou Hansen J, Winkel P, Thomsen SF, Agner T.
    Skin care education and individual counselling versus treatment as usual in healthcare workers with hand eczema: randomised clinical trial.
    BMJ. 2012 Dec 12;345:e7822.

  3. Ibler KS, Jemec GB, Flyvholm MA, Diepgen TL, Jensen A, Agner T.
    Hand eczema: prevalence and risk factors of hand eczema in a population of 2274 healthcare workers.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012;67:200-7.

  4. Ibler KS, Jemec GB, Agner T.
    Exposures related to hand eczema: a study of healthcare workers.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012;66:247-53.

  5. Jungersted JM, Høgh JK, Hellgren LI, Jemec GB, Agner T.
    The impact of ultraviolet therapy on stratum corneum ceramides and barrier function.
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2011;27:331-3.

  6. Jungersted JM, Høgh JK, Hellegren LI, Jemec GB, Agner T.
    Effects of topical corticosteroid and tacrolimus on ceramides and irritancy to sodium lauryl sulphate in healthy skin.
    Acta Derm Venereol. 2011;91:290-4.

  7. Stefaniak AB, Plessis JD, John SM, Eloff F, Agner T, Chou TC, Nixon R, Steiner MF, Kudla I, Linn Holness D.
    International guidelines for the in vivo assessment of skin properties in non-clinical settings: part 1. pH.
    Skin Res Technol. 201, 19: 59–68.

  8. Lynde C, Guenther L, Diepgen TL, Sasseville D, Poulin Y, Gulliver W, Agner T, Barber K, Bissonnette R, Ho V, Shear NH, Toole J.
    Canadian hand dermatitis management guidelines.
    J Cutan Med Surg. 2010;14:267-84.

  9. Jungersted JM, Høgh JK, Hellgren LI, Jemec GB, Agner T.
    Skin barrier response to occlusion of healthy and irritated skin: differences in trans-epidermal water loss, erythema and stratum corneum lipids.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2010;63:313-9.

  10. Mutanu Jungersted J, Hellgren LI, Høgh JK, Drachmann T, Jemec GB, Agner T.
    Ceramides and barrier function in healthy skin.
    Acta Derm Venereol. 2010;90:350-3
Co-workers:

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Prof. Klaus E. Andersen

Department of Dermatology
Odense University Hospital
DK-5000 Odense C
Denmark

Tel: +45.6541.2700
Fax: +45.6612.3819
E-mail: Klaus.ejner.andersen@rsyd.dk

Current research and other activities:

  • Botanical dermatology - Compositae
  • Follow up on the TOACS cohort (The Odense Adolescence Cohort Study)
  • Follow up on the DARC cohort (Danish Allergy Research Centre)
  • Nanotechnology and allergy, Clinical contact dermatitis, Development of an experimental human contact dermatitis model, Dermatotoxicology, Patch test technique

10 Recent Publications (Selection):
  1. Kristian F. Mose, Klaus E. Andersen and Lars Porskjær Christensen. Stability of selected volatile contact allergens in different patch test chambers under different storage conditions.
    Contact Dermatitis 2012;66:172-179.

  2. Pallesen, Kristine A ; Robinson, Sian; Toft, Palle; Andersen, Klaus Ejner . Successful Treatment of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis/Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Overlap with Human Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor: A Case Report.
    Acta Dermato Venereologica, 2012: 92, 212-213

  3. Madsen JT, Andersen KE. Allergic contact dermatitis caused by the emulsifier triceteareth-4-phosphate.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012; 66:159-60

  4. Clemmensen, A; Andersen, F ; Petersen, T K ; Hagberg, Oskar ; Andersen, Klaus Ejner . Applicability of an exaggerated forearm wash test for efficacy testing of two corticosteroids, tacrolimus and glycerol, in topical formulations against skin irritation induced by two different irritants.
    Skin Research and Technology , 2011; 17, 56-62.

  5. Madsen, Jakob Torp; Vogel, Stefan ; Johansen, Jeanne Duus ; Sørensen, Jens Ahm; Andersen, Klaus Ejner; Nielsen, Jesper Bo . Percutaneous penetration characteristics and release kinetics of contact allergens encapsulated in ethosomes.
    Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology , 2011; 30,:38-44.

  6. Carøe, Caroline ; Andersen, Klaus Ejner; Mørtz, Charlotte G . Fluctuations in the prevalence of nickel and cobalt allergy in eczema patients patch tested after implementation of the nickel regulation in Denmark.
    Contact Dermatitis 2011; 64,:126-31.

  7. Paulsen, Evy; Andersen, Klaus Ejner . Screening for Compositae sensitization with pure allergens: implications of molecular structure, strength of reaction, and time of testing.
    Contact Dermatitis 2011; 64,: 96-103.

  8. Farage MA, Maibach HI, Andersen KE, Lachapelle JM, Kern P, Ryan C, Ely J, Kanti A. Historical perspective on the use of visual grading scales in evaluating skin irritation and sensitization.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2011;65:65-75.

  9. Carøe C, Andersen KE, Thyssen JP, Mortz CG. Fluctuations in the prevalence of chromate allergy in Denmark and exposure to chrome-tanned leather.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2010 ;63:340-6.

  10. Mortz CG, Andersen KE. Fragrance mix I patch test reactions in 5006 consecutive dermatitis patients tested simultaneously with TRUE Test® and Trolab® test material. Contact Dermatitis. 2010;63:248-53
Co-workers:

Evy Paulsen Ph.d., Flemming Andersen Ph.d, Jakob Torp Madsen Ph.d, Kristian F Mose Ph.d student, Charlotte G Mørtz Ph.d.,Carsten Bindslev-Jensen DMSC, Ph.d.

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Andreas Bircher

Allergy Unit
Department of Dermatology
University Hospital
CH-4031 Basel
Switzerland

Tel: +41 61 265 4359
Fax:+ 41 61 265 4885
E-mail: andreas.bircher@unibas.ch

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Prof. Magnus Bruze

Department of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology
Skåne University Hospital
205 02 Malmö
Sweden

Tel: +46 40 33 17 60
Fax: +46 40 33 11 92
E-mail: Magnus.Bruze@med.lu.se

Current research and other activities:
  • Polymers
  • Metals
  • Fragrances
  • Preservatives
  • Dyes
  • Photocontact allergy
  • Skin test methodology
  • Prevention of occupational dermatoses

10 Recent Publications (Selection):
  1. Svedman C, Gruvberger B, Dahlin J, Persson L, Möller H, Bruze M.
    Evaluation of a Method for Detecting Metal Release from Gold; Cysteine Enhances Release.
    Acta Derm Venereol. 2013 Mar 25. doi: 10.2340/00015555-1541. [Epub ahead of print]

  2. Bråred Christensson J, Andersen KE, Bruze M, Johansen JD, Garcia-Bravo B, Giménez-Arnau A, Goh CL, Nixon R, White IR.
    An international multicentre study on the allergenic activity of air-oxidized R-limonene.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2013: 68:214-223

  3. Ahlgren C, Axéll T, Möller H, Isaksson M, Liedholm R, Bruze M.
    Contact allergies to potential allergens in patients with oral lichen lesions.
    Clin Oral Investig. 2013 Mar 2. [Epub ahead of print]

  4. Malinauskiene L, Isaksson M, Bruze M.
    Systemic contact dermatitis in a gold-allergic patient after treatment with an oral homeopathic drug.
    J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013: 68:e58. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2012.09.013. No abstract available.

  5. Malinauskiene L, Bruze M, Ryberg K, Zimerson E, Isaksson M.
    Contact allergy from disperse dyes in textiles: a review.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2013 : 68:65-75

  6. Pontén A, Hamnerius N, Bruze M, Hansson C, Persson C, Svedman C, Thörneby Andersson K, Bergendorff O.
    Occupational allergic contact dermatitis caused by sterile non-latex protective gloves: clinical investigation and chemical analyses.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2013: 68:103-10

  7. Engfeldt M, Isaksson M, Zimerson E, Bruze M.
    Several cases of work-related allergic contact dermatitis caused by isocyanates at a company manufacturing heat exchangers.
    Contact Dermatitis 2013: 68: 175-180

  8. Pontén A, Aalto-Korte K, Agner T, Andersen KE, Giménez-Arnau AM, Gonçalo M, Goossens A, Johansen JD, Le Coz CJ, Maibach HI, Rustemeyer T, White IR, Bruze M.
    Patch testing with 2.0% (0.60 mg/cm 2) formaldehyde instead of 1.0% (0.30 mg/cm 2) detects significantly more contact allergy.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2013: 68:50-53

  9. Netterlid E, Hindsén M, Siemund I, Björk J, Werner S, Jacobsson H, Güner N, Bruze M.
    Does allergen-specific immunotherapy induce contact allergy to aluminium?
    Acta Derm Venereol. 2013: 93: 50-56

  10. Engfeldt M, Goossens A, Isaksson M, Zimerson E, Bruze M.
    The outcome of 9 years of consecutive patch testing with 4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane and 4,4'-diphenylmethane diisocyanate.
    Contact Dermatitis 2013: 68: 98-102

Co-workers:

Marléne Isaksson
Cecilia Svedman
Ann Pontén
Monica Hindsén
Inese Hauksson
Erik Zimerson
Malin Engfeldt
Martin Mowitz
Jakob Dahlin
Haneen Hamada
Henrietta Passlov
Ann-Kristin Björk

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Prof. Thomas L. Diepgen

University Hospital
Dept. of Social Medicine
Occupational and Environmental Dermatology
Thibautstraße 3
D-69115 Heidelberg
Germany

Tel: +49.6221.56.87.50/51
Fax: +49.6221.56.50.19
E-mail: thomas.diepgen@med.uni-heidelberg.de
Mobile: + 49.172.6007987

Current research and other activities:

  • ATOPIC DERMATITIS and atopy (natural history of AD; prognostic factors; subgroups; epidemiology)
  • OCCUPATIONAL CONTACT DERMATITIS (register study of OCD in the Saarland; secondary individual prevention program, tertiary individual prevention)
  • REGULATION (occupational skin diseases, allergens, irritants, skin cancer)
  • OCCUPATIONAL SKIN CANCER (Instruments for the assessment and quantification of photodamage, exposure assessment; case-control study about UV-exposure and SCC and BCC, prevention of occupational skin cancer)
  • HAND ECZEMA (Cochrane review, RCT, prognostic and risk factors, CARPE registry)
  • FRAGRANCE and CONTACT ALLERGY IN EUROPE (EDEN fragrance study)
  • EVIDENCE BASED DERMATOLOGY (Cochrane Skin Group)
  • HEALTH ECONOMY (costs of occupational skin diseases)
  • DERMATOLOGY & INTERNET
10 Recent Publications (Selection):
  1. Diepgen TL, Fartasch M, Drexler H, Schmitt J: Occupational skin cancer induced by ultraviolet radiation and its prevention. Br J Dermatol 167 (Suppl. 2):76-84 (2012)

  2. Garmhausen D, Hagemann T, Bieber T, Dimitriou I, Fimmers R, Diepgen T, Novak N. Characterization of different courses of atopic dermatitis in adolescent and adult patients. Allergy 2013;68;498-506.

  3. Reinau D, Weiss M, Meier CR, Diepgen TL, Surber C. Outdoor workers' sun-related knowledge, attitudes, and protective behaviours: A systematic review of cross-sectional and interventional studies. Br J Dermatol 2012 Dec 18. doi: 10.1111/bjd.12160. [Epub ahead of print]

  4. Ibler KS, Jemec GB, Diepgen TL, Gluud C, Lindschou Hansen J, Winkel P, Thomsen SF, Agner T. Skin care education and individual counselling versus treatment as usual in healthcare workers with hand eczema: randomised clinical trial. BMJ 2012 Dec 12;345:e7822.

  5. Diepgen TL, Fartasch M, Drexler H, Schmitt J. Occupational skin cancer induced by ultraviolet radiation and its prevention. Br J Dermatol 2012;167 Suppl 2:76-84.

  6. Weisshaar E, Skudlik C, Scheidt R, Matterne U, Wulfhorst B, Schönfeld M, Elsner P, Diepgen TL, John SM; ROQ Study Group. Multicentre study 'rehabilitation of occupational skin diseases -optimization and quality assurance of inpatient management (ROQ)'-results from 12-month follow-up. Contact Dermatitis 2013;68:169-74.

  7. Diepgen TL. Occupational skin diseases. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2012;10:297-313; quiz 314-5.

  8. Diepgen TL, Pfarr E, Zimmermann T. Efficacy and tolerability of alitretinoin for chronic hand eczema under daily practice conditions: results of the TOCCATA open study comprising 680 patients. Acta Derm Venereol 2012;92:251-5.

  9. Skudlik C, Weisshaar E, Scheidt R, Elsner P, Wulfhorst B, Schönfeld M, John SM, Diepgen TL; ROQ Study Group. First results from the multicentre study rehabilitation of occupational skin diseases--optimization and quality assurance of inpatient management (ROQ). Contact Dermatitis 2012;66:140-7.

  10. Augustin M, Kuessner D, Purwins S, Hieke K, Posthumus J, Diepgen TL.
    Cost-of-illness of patients with chronic hand eczema in routine care: results
    from a multicentre study in Germany. Br J Dermatol 2011;165:845-51.

Co-workers (own department):

Elke Weisshaar (MD), Klaus. Bachmann (MD, PhD), Reginald Scheidt (MD), Michael Gina (MD), Wolfgang Scheuermann (MD), Vera Simon (MD), Klaudia Maleki (MD), Elisabeth Zimmermann, Melanie Weiss (MPH), Linda Ruppert (MPH), Robert Ofenloch (Social Scientist)

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Jeanne Duus Johansen

National Allergy Research Centre
Department of Dermatology
Gentofte Hospital
DK-2900 Hellerup
Denmark

Tel: +45 3977 7301
Fax:+45 3977 7118
E-mail: jedu@gentoftehosp.kbhamt.dk

Current research and other activities:

  • Perfume allergy
  • Contact allergy to hair dyes
  • Contact allergy to preservatives
  • Contact allergy to chromium
  • Combination effects: irritants/allergens
  • Airway symptoms related to perfume exposure
  • Risk assessment model for elicitation of contact allergy
  • Threshold of reaction to systemic nickel exposure
  • Disease patterns related to contact allergy
  • Surveillance systems for contact allergy
  • Occupational contact dermatitis
  • Eczema prognosis

Co-workers:

Torkil Menné
Tove Agner
Klaus Andersen
Ph.D-students

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Dr John McFadden


Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Kingswood Road
Tunbridge Wells TN2 4UL
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 01892 531111
Fax: +44 01892 515689

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Catherina Foti

Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, Unit of Dermatology
Policlinico di Bari
Piazza Giulio Cesare, 11/A
Italy, Bari - 70124

Tel: +39 080 5478107
Fax: +39 080 5478954
E-mail: c.foti@dermatologia.uniba.it

Current research and other activities:
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Food allergens
  • Cosmetics
  • Urticaria
  • Photoallergic contact dermatitis


10 Recent Publications (Selection):
  1. Foti C, Antelmi A, Mazzocca A, Saverio Vella F, Romita P, Pugliese S, Lomazzo D, Portincasa P, Palasciano G.
    Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms caused by lenalidomide.
    Eur J Dermatol. 2012 Nov-Dec;22(6):799-800.

  2. Foti C, Mistrello G, Cassano N, Antelmi A, Romita P, Amato S, Antonio Vena G.
    Occupational protein contact dermatitis from wheat flour with IgE reactivity
    against α-amylase inhibitor.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 Nov;67(5):316-8.

  3. Kerr AC, Ferguson J, Haylett AK, Rhodes LE, Adamski H, Alomar A, Serra E,
    Antoniou C, Aubin F, Vigan M, Biedermann T, Fischer J, Bourrain JL, Bruynzeel D,
    Rustemeyer T, Carrascosa JM, Chowdhury MM, de la Cuadra J, Foti C, Gardeazabal J,
    Gawkrodger DJ, Gimenez-Arnau A, Goncalo M, Goossens A, Lecha M, Marguery MC,
    Neumann NJ, Niklasson B, Peyron JL, Pigatto P, Spiewak R, Stone N, Tanew A,
    Thomas P, Bonnevalle A, Wilkinson SM, Wolf P, Gruber-WackernagelA,Wulf HC.
    A European Multi-centre Photopatch Test Study (EMCPPTS).
    Br J Dermatol. 2012 May;166(5):1002-9.

  4. Foti C, Antelmi A, Guida S, Romita P, Bonamonte D.
    Sodiumdehydroacetate: an emerging allergen.
    Dermatitis. 2012 Sep-Oct;23(5):243.

  5. Foti C, Rigano L, Lionetti N, Lisi P, Stingeni L, Romita P, Angelini G.
    Investigation of new vehicles to patch test corticosteroids: our experience with ethoxydiglycol to detect contact allergy to hydrocortisone butyrate.
    J BiolRegul Homeost Agents. 2011 Oct-Dec;25(4):683-8. PubMed PMID: 22218002.

  6. Foti C, Damiani E, Zambonin CG, Cassano N, Nettis E, Ferrannini A, Calvano CD,
    Aresta A, Romita P, Aloia AM, Vena GA.
    Urticaria and angioedema to rubisco allergen in spinach and tomato.
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2012 Jan;108(1):60-1.
    doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2011.09.011. Epub 2011 Oct 7. PubMed PMID: 22192968.

  7. Foti C, Cassano N, Mistrello G, Amato S, Romita P, Vena GA. #
    Contact urticaria to raw arugula and parsley.
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2011 May;106(5):447-8.
    doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2011.01.029. Epub 2011 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 21530883.

  8. Foti C, Romita P, Antelmi A.
    Sunscreenallergy due to cinnamylalcohol in a ketoprofen-sensitized patient.
    Eur J Dermatol. 2011 Mar-Apr;21(2):295. doi:
    10.1684/ejd.2011.1256. PubMed PMID: 21324790.

  9. Foti C, Soleo L, Romita P, Vestita M, Antonella B, Antelmi A.
    Occupational erythema multiforme-like contact reaction to iodoacetonitrile in a chemistry student.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2011 Mar;64(3):180-1.
    doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2010.01853.x. PubMed PMID: 21272032.

  10. Stingeni L, Foti C, Cassano N, Bonamonte D, Vonella M, Vena GA, Angelini G,
    Lisi P.
    Photocontactallergy to arylpropionic acid non-steroidal anti-inflammatorydrugs in patientssensitized to fragrance mix I.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2010 Aug;63(2):108-10.


Co-workers:
Bonamonte Domenico
Vena Gino Antonio
Cassano Nicla

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Ana M Gimenéz-Arnau

Dermatology and Venereology
Department of Dermatology
Hospital del Mar
UniversitatAutònoma de Barcelona
PasseigMaritim 25-29
08003 Barcelona
Spain

Tel: +34932483380
Fax: +34934144909
E-mail: 22505aga@comb.cat
Or agimenez@hospitaldelmar.cat

Current research and other activities:
  • Urticaria; acute, chronic spontaneous, chronic inducible
  • Contact dermatitis: perfume allergy; hair dye allergy; topical drugs;
  • Immediate reactions, contact urticaria and poteinic contact dermatitis
  • Drug eruptions: cutaneous provocation tests
  • Phototoxicity and Photoallergy
  • Light biology

10 Recent Publications (Selection):
  1. Gonçalo M, Ferguson J, Bonevalle A, Bruynzeel DP, Giménez-Arnau A, Goossens A, Kerr A, Lecha M, Neumann N, Niklasson B, Pigatto P, Rhodes LE, Rustemeyer T, Sarkany R, Thomas P, Wilkinson M
    Photopatch testing: recommendations for a European photopatch test baseline series.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2013 Apr; 68(4):239-243.

  2. BråredChristensson J, Andersen KE, Bruze M, Johansen JD, Garcia-Bravo B, Giménez-Arnau A, Goh CL, Nixon R, White IR.
    An international multicentre study on the allergenic activity of air-oxidized R-limonene.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2013 Apr;68(4):214-223.

  3. Maurer M, Rosén K, Hsieh HJ, Saini S, Grattan C, Gimenéz-Arnau A, Agarwal S, Doyle R, Canvin J, Kaplan A, Casale T
    Omalizumab for the treatment of chronic idiopathic or spontaneousurticaria.
    N Engl J Med. 2013 Mar 7;368(10):924-35.

  4. Krause K, Giménez-Arnau A, Martinez-Escala E, Farré-Albadalejo M, Abajian M, Church MK, Maurer M.
    Platelet-activating factor (PAF) induces wheal and flare skin reactions independent of mast cell degranulation.
    Allergy. 2013 Feb;68(2):256-8.

  5. Dalmau G, Estela Martínez-Escala M, Gázquez V, Pujol-Montcusí JA, Canadell L, EsponaQuer M, Pujol RM, Vilaplana J, Gaig P, Giménez-Arnau A.
    Swimming pool contact dermatitis caused by 1-bromo-3-chloro-5,5-dimethyl hydantoin.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 ;66:335-339

  6. Pontén A, Agner T, Alto-Korte K, Andersen KE, Duus Johansen J, Giménez-Arnau A, Gonçalo M, Goossens A, LeCoz C, Maibach H, Rustenmeyer T, White IR, Bruze M.
    Patch testing with 2.0% instead of 1.0% detects significantly more contact allergies to formaldehyde.
    Contact Dermatitis, 2012 ;68:50-53

  7. BråredChristensson J, Andersen KE, Bruze M, Johansen JD, Garcia-Bravo B, Gimenez Arnau A, Goh CL, Nixon R, White IR.
    Air-oxidized linalool-a frequent cause of fragrance contact allergy.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 Nov;67(5):247-259. A

  8. Maurer M, Bindslev-Jensen C, Gimenez-Arnau A, Godse K, Grattan CE, Hide M, Kaplan AP, Makris M, Simons FE, Zhao Z, Zuberbier T, Church MK.
    Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (CIU) is no longer idiopathic: time for an update!
    Br J Dermatol. 2012 ;168: 455-6 R

  9. Thyssen JP, Søsted H, Uter W, Schnuch A, Giménez-Arnau AM, Vigan M, Rustemeyer T, Granum B, McFadden J, White JM, White IR, Goossens A, Menné T, Lidén C, Johansen JD.
    Self-testing for contact sensitization to hair dyes--scientific considerations and clinical concerns of an industry-led screening programme.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 Jun;66(6):300-11. R

  10. Uter W, Aberer W, Armario-Hita JC, Fernandez-Vozmediano JM, Ayala F, Balato A, Bauer A, Ballmer-Weber B, Beliauskiene A, Fortina AB, Bircher A, Brasch J, Chowdhury MM, Coenraads PJ, Schuttelaar ML, Cooper S, Czarnecka-Operacz M, Zmudzinska M, Elsner P, English JS, Frosch PJ, Fuchs T, García-Gavín J, Fernández-Redondo V, Gawkrodger DJ, Giménez-Arnau A, Green CM, Horne HL, Johansen JD, Jolanki R, Pesonen M, King CM, Krêcisz B, Chomiczewska D, Kiec-Swierczynska M, Larese F, Mahler V, Ormerod AD, Peserico A, Rantanen T, Rustemeyer T, Sánchez-Pérez J, Sansom JE, Silvestre JF, Simon D, Spiewak R, Statham BN, Stone N, Wilkinson M, Schnuch A.
    Current patch test results with the European baseline series and extensions to it from the 'European Surveillance System on Contact Allergy' network, 2007-2008.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 Jul;67(1):9-19.

Co -workers:
Residents and assistants of the Department of Dermatology of the Hospital del Mar. UniversitatAutònoma.
Colleages from the Spanish Group of Cutaneous Allergy and Contact Dermatitis (GEIDAC)
Colleaguesfromthe Red de Vigilancia de Alergia de Contacto (REVAC)
Colleagues involved in multicenter research projects.

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Dr. Margarida Goncalo

Department of Dermatology
University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine
University of Coimbra
PracetaMota Pinto
P-3000-075 Coimbra
Portugal

Tel: +351.239.400.420
Fax: +351 239.400.490
E-mail: mgoncalo@fmed.uc.pt
or mmgoncalo@gmail.com

Current research and other activities:
  • Contact dermatitis: perfume allergy; hair dye allergy; topical drugs; immediate reactions; metal allergy in orthopaedic prosthesis intolerance
  • Drug eruptions: patch testing; pharmacogenetics
  • Dendritic cells: in vitro activation of DC by skin sensitizers and drugs
  • Photosensitivity: contact and systemic photosensitizers
  • Chronic urticaria

10 Recent Publications (Selection):

  1. Photopatch testing: recommendations for a European photopatch test baseline series
    M Gonçalo, J Ferguson, A Bonevalle, DP Bruynzeel, A Giménez-Arnau, A Goossens, A Kerr, M Lecha, N Neumann, B Niklasson, P Pigatto, LE Rhodes, T Rustemeyer, R Sarkany, P Thomas, M Wilkinson
    ContactDermatitis 2013: 68: 239-43.doi:10.1111/cod.12037

  2. Development of an in vitro dendritic cell-based test for skin sensitizers identification
    Bruno Neves, S Rosa, J Martins, A Silva, M Gonçalo, MC Lopes, MT Cruz
    Chem Res Toxicol 2013 Feb 27 (Epub ahead of print) Doi: 10.1021/tx300472d

  3. Contactallergy to local anaesthetics – valueofpatchtestingwith a cainemixinthebaselineseries
    Ana Brinca, AR Cabral, M Gonçalo
    Contact Dermatitis 2013: 68: 156-62 doi:10.1111/j.1600-0536.2012.02149.x

  4. A Europeanmulti-centrephotopatchteststudy (EMCPTTS)
    Kerr AC, Ferguson J, Haylett AK, Rhodes LE, Adamski H, Alomar A, Serra E, Antoniou C, Aubin F, Vigan M, Biedermann T, Fischer J, Bourrains JL, Bruynzeel D, Rustemeyer T, Carrascosa JM, Chowdhury MM, de laCuadra J, Foti C, Gardeazabal J, Gawkrodger DJ, Gimenez-Arnau A, Gonçalo M, Goossens A, Lecha M, Marguery MC, Neuman NJ, Niklassin B, Peyron JL, Pigatto P, Spiewak R, Stone N, Tanew A, Thomas P, Bonnevalle,A, Wilkinson SM, Wolf P, Gruber-Wackernagel A, Wulf HC
    Br J Dermatol 2012:166(5):1002-9. doi:10.1111/J.1365-2133.2012.10857.x

  5. Patchtestinginfixeddrugeruptions. A 20 yearreview
    Pedro Andrade, A Brinca, M Gonçalo
    Contact Dermatitis. 2011:65:195-201. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2011.01946.x.

  6. Valueofpatchtestsinclindamycin-relateddrugeruptions
    Neide Pereira, MM Canelas, F Santiago, MM Brites, M Gonçalo
    Contact Dermatitis. 2011:65:202-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2011.01942.x

  7. Signaltransductionprofileofchemicalsensitisersindendriticcells: Anendpoint to beincludedin a cell-basedin vitro alternativeapproach to hazardidentification?
    Bruno Neves, M Gonçalo, A Figueiredo, CB Duarte, MC Lopes, MT Cruz
    ToxicolApplPharmacol. 2011:250(2):87-95. Epub 2010 Oct 13

  8. Photoallergiccontactdermatitisfrombenzydaminepresentingmainly as lipdermatitis
    M Miguel Canelas, JC Cardoso, M Gonçalo, A Figueiredo
    Contact Dermatitis 2010:63:85-8

  9. Epicutaneouspatchtestingindrughypersensitivitysyndrome (DRESS)
    Felicidade Santiago, M Gonçalo, R Vieira, S Coelho, A Figueiredo
    Contact Dermatitis 2010:62:47-53

  10. Photopatchtestingwithanextendedseriesofphotoallergens. A 5-year study
    J Cardoso, MM Canelas, M Gonçalo, A Figueiredo
    Contact Dermatitis 2009:60:325-9

Co-workers:
Residents and assistants of the Department of Dermatology of the University Hospital of Coimbra
Co-workers in the IBILI (Institute for biomedical research of light and image) and CNC (Centre for Neurosciences) – Celeste Lopes (PhD), Teresa Cruz (PhD), Bruno Neves (PhD), Ana Cristina Silva and João Matins (PHD students)

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Prof. An Goossens

Contact Allergy Unit
Department of Dermatology
University Hospital K.U.Leuven
Kapucijnenvoer 33
3000 Leuven, Belgium

Tel: 00 32 16 33 78 60
Fax: 00 32 16 33 70 12
E-mail: an.goossens@uzleuven.be

Current research and other activities:

  • Fragrance allergy
  • Textile dermatitis (EECDRG study)
  • Contact dermatitis to cosmetics
  • Occupational contact dermatitis from drugs in health-care personnel
  • Computer applications for practising dermatologists (Co 2)
    CODEX (pharmaceutical products)
    COSME (cosmetic products)

10 Recent Publications (Selection):
  1. Swinnen I,Goossens A.
    Anupdateonairbornecontactdermatitis:2007-2011.
    Contact Dermatitis 2013; 68:232-8.

  2. García-Gavín J, Parente J, Goossens A.
    Allergic contact dermatitis caused by sodium metabisulfite: a challenging allergen: a case series and literature review.
    Contact Dermatitis 2012;67:260-9.

  3. Baeck M, Goossens A.
    Systemic contact dermatitis to corticosteroids.
    Allergy 2012; 67:1580-5.

  4. Goossens A, Hulst KV.
    Occupational contact dermatitis in the pharmaceutical industry.
    ClinDermatol 2011; 29:662-8.

  5. Baeck M, Goossens A.
    Immediate and delayed allergic hypersensitivity to corticosteroids: practical guidelines.
    Contact Dermatitis 2012;66:38-45.

  6. Travassos AR, Claes L, Boey L, Drieghe J, Goossens A.
    Non-fragrance allergens in specific cosmetic products.
    Contact Dermatitis 2011;65:276-85.

  7. García-Gavín J, Lissens R, Timmermans A, Goossens A.
    Allergic contact dermatitis caused by isopropyl alcohol: a missed allergen?
    Contact Dermatitis 2011; 65:101-6.

  8. Baeck M, Chemelle JA, Goossens A, Nicolas JF, Terreux R.
    Corticosteroid cross-reactivity: clinical and molecular modelling tools.
    Allergy 2011;66:1367-74.

  9. Karlsson I, Vanden Broecke K, Mårtensson J, Goossens A, Börje A.
    Clinical and experimental studies of octocrylene's allergenic potency.
    Contact Dermatitis 2011;64:343-52.

  10. Soria A, Baeck M, Goossens A, Marot L, Duveille V, Derouaux AS, Nicolas JF, Tennstedt D.
    Patch, prick or intradermal tests to detect delayed hypersensitivity to corticosteroids?
    Contact Dermatitis 2011;64:313-24.

Co-workers:

Andrea Nardelli (fragrances)
Dermatology residents
Lies Boey (laboratory assistant)
Lieve Janssens (secretary)

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Prof. Dr. Swen Malte John

Department of Dermatology
University of Osnabrück
Sedanstr. 115
D-49069 Osnabrück
Germany

Tel: -49 0541 9692357
Fax:
E-mail: sjohn@uni-osnabrueck.de

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Christophe le Coz

Dr. Christophe Le Coz
Cabinet de Dermatologie
19 rue de l’Observatoire
F-67000 Strasbourg
France

Tel: +33.3.601312
Fax: +33.3.88608299
Christophe.lecoz@wanadoo.fr

Current research and other activities.

  • Textile dermatitis
  • Occupational contct dermatitis
  • Ketoprofen (photo)contact dermatitis and consequences
  • Development of patch testing improvement


Co-workers:
Collaboration with jean-Pierre Lepoittevin, Occupational physicians

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Prof. Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin

Laboratoire de Dermato-Chimie
Institut de Chimie, ILB
4, rue Blaise Pascal
F-67081 Strasbourg Cédex
France
Tel: +33.3.68.85.1501
Fax: +33.3.68.85.1527
E-mail: jplepoit@unistra.fr

Current research and other activities:
  • Molecular immunotoxicology / Hapten-protein interaction studies based on the use of 13C labeled molecules and NMR / Development of HR-MAS NMR on reconstructed human epidermis
  • Development of in chemico alternative methods in immunotoxicology / Development of QSAR’s and peptide reactivity tests in the field of contact dermatitis.
  • Development of new photoactivable derivatives interacting with DNA

10 Recent Publications (Selection):
  1. Gerberick GF, Troutman JA, Foertsch LM, Quijano M, Dobson RL, Goebel C, Lepoittevin JP. Investigation of peptide reactivity of pro-hapten skin sensitizers using a peroxidase-peroxide oxidation system.
Toxicol Sci, 2009, 112, 164-174.

  2. Lepoittevin JP, Berl V, Gimenez-Arnau E. Alpha-Methylene-Gamma-butyrolactones : versatile skin bioactive natural products.
Chem Rec, 2009, 9, 258-270.

  3. Kireche M, Giménez-Arnau E, Lepoittevin JP. Preservatives in cosmetics: reactivity of allergenic formaldehyde releasers toward amino acids through breakdown products other than formaldehyde.
Contact Dermatitis, 2010, 63, 192-202.

  4. Merckel F, Bernard G, Mutschler J, Giménez-Arnau E, Gerberick GF, Lepoittevin JP. Effect of a microemulsion system on hapten-peptide reactivity studies - Example of hydroxycitronellal and citral, fragrance skin sensitizer, with glutathione.
Chem Res Toxicol, 2010, 23, 1433-41.

  5. Bonefeld CM, Nielsen MM, Rubin IMC, Vennegaard MT, Dabelsteen S, Giménez-Arnau E, Lepoittevin JP, Geisler C, Johansen JD. Enhanced sensitization and elicitation responses by mixtures of common fragrance allergens.
Contact Dermatitis, 2011, 65, 336-342.

  6. Troutman JA, Foertsch LM, Kern PS, Dai J, Quijano J, Dobson RLM, Lepoittevin JP, Gerberick GF. Evaluation of lysine as an important nucleophile for screening skin sensitization.
Toxicol Sci, 2011, 122, 422-36.

  7. Kao D, Chaintreau A, Lepoittevin JP, Gimenez-Arnau A. Synthesis of sensitizing allylic hydroperoxides and EPR spin-trapping studies on the formation of radical in iron systems as potential initiators of the sensitizing pathway.
J Org Chem, 2011, 76, 6188-6200.

  8. Kireche M, Peiffer JL, Antonios D, Fabre I, Giménez-Arnau E, Pallardy M, Lepoittevin JP, Ourlin JC. Skin sensitization to bronopol, a formaldehyde-releaser: 2-bromoethanol and bromonitromethane as potential reactive degradation products.
Chem Res Toxicol, 2011, 24, 2115-2128.

  9. Thyssen JP, Gimenez-Arnau, Lepoittevin JP, Menné T, A Boman A, Schnuch A. The Critical Review of Methodologies and Approaches to Assess the Inherent Skin Sensitization Potential (skin allergies) of Chemicals.
Contact Dermatitis, 2012, 66, 11-70.

  10. Elbayed K, Berl V, Debeuckeleare C, Moussallieh F-M, Piotto M, Namer I-J, Lepoittevin JP.HR-MAS NMR spectroscopy of reconstructed human epidermis : potential for the in situ investigation of chemical interactions between skin allergens and nucleophilic amino acids.Chem Res Toxicol, 2013, 26, 136-145.

Co-workers:

Dr Valérie Berl, University of Strasbourg
Dr Elena Giménez-Arnau, CNRS

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Prof. Howard I. Maibach

Department of Dermatology UCSF
School of Medicine
Box 0989, Surge 110
San Francisco, CA 94143-0989
USA

Tel: +1.415.4762.468
Fax: +1.415.7535.304
E-mail: himjlm@itsa.ucsf.edu

Current research and other activities:
  • Effect of moisturizers on the skin
  • Patterns of hand eczema (visual and instrumental examinations)
  • Decontamination of chemicals from the skin
  • Predictability - QSAR
  • Percutaneous penetration
  • Irritant dermatitis syndrome
10 Recent Publications (Selection):
  1. Levin CY, Maibach HI.
    Do cool water or physiologic saline compresses enhance resolution of experimentally-induced irritant contact dermatitis?
    Contact Dermatitis 2001; 45(3):146-150.
    Abstract
  2. Mallon J, Chu MT, Maibach HI.
    Occupational allergic contact dermatitis from methyl chloroform (1,1,1-trichloroethane)?
    Contact Dermatitis 2001; 45(2):107.
    Abstract
  3. Jerschow E, Hostynek JJ, Maibach HI.
    Allergic contact dermatitis elicitation thresholds of potent allergens in humans.
    Food Chem Toxicol 2001; 39(11):1095-1108.
    Abstract
  4. Singh J, Gross M, Sage B, Davis HT, Maibach HI.
    Regional variations in skin barrier function and cutaneous irritation due to iontophoresis in human subjects.
    Food Chem Toxicol 2001; 39(11):1079-1086.
    Abstract
  5. Dannaker CJ, Maibach HI, Austin E.
    Allergic contact dermatitis to proparacaine with subsequent cross-sensitization to tetracaine from ophthalmic preparations.
    Am J Contact Dermat 2001; 12(3):177-179.
    Abstract
Co-workers:

R. Wester
J. Hostinek
H. Zhai
Z. Hui

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Evy Paulsen

Dept. Of Dermatology and Allergy Centre
Odense University Hospital
University of Southern Denmark
Sdr. Boulevard 29
DK-5000 Odense C
Denmark

Telephone: +45 6541 2705
Fax: +45 6612 3819
E-mail: evy.paulsen@ouh.regionsyddanmark.dk

Current research and other activities:
  • Botanical dermatology
  • Compositae dermatitis
  • Systemic contact dermatitis
  • Plant medicine

10 Recent Publications (Selection):
  1. Andersen F, Paulsen E, Sommerlund M. Occupational allergic contact dermatitis to weeds of the Compositae, Fabiaceae and Rosaceae plant families. Contact Dermatitis 2012, 68, 183-85.

  2. Paulsen E, Christensen L P, Andersen K E. Tomato contact dermatitis. Contact Dermatitis 2012, 67, 321-27.

  3. Lasthein Andersen S, Poulsen Anne-Grethe, Paulsen E. Occupational contact allergy to a Phalaenopsis orhid cultivar. Contact Dermatitis 2012, 67, 116-18.

  4. Paulsen E, Wanat-Krzak M, Boe-Hansen A, Andersen K E. Contact sensitization to dittany of Crete (Origanum dictamnus) in a herbal remedy. Contact Dermatitis 2012, 66, 114-16.

  5. Paulsen E, Andersen K E. Patch testing with constituents of sesquiterpene lactone-containing mixes: time of application is important. Contact Dermatitis 2012, 66, 354-55.

  6. Paulsen E, Andersen K E. Screening for Compositae sensitization with pure allergens: implications of molecular structure, strength of reaction, and time of testing. Contact Dermatitis 2011, 64, 96-103.

  7. Paulsen E, Christensen L P, Fretté X C, Andersen K E. Patch test reactivity to feverfew-containing creams in feverfew-allergic patients. Contact Dermatitis 2010, 63, 146-150.

  8. Paulsen E, Otkjær A, Andersen K E. The coumarin herniarin as a sensitizer in German chamomile (Chamomilla recutita (L.) Pauschert, Compositae). Contact Dermatitis 2010, 62, 338-342.

  9. Paulsen E, Christensen L P, Andersen K E. Dermatitis from common ivy (Hedera helix L. subsp. helix) in Europe: past, resent and future. Contact Dermatitis 2010, 62, 201-209.

  10. Paulsen E, Thormann H. Occupational sensitization from the Tradescantia albiflora cultivar ‘Pink Joy’. Contact Dermatitis 2010, 62, 186-88.

Co-workers

Prof. Klaus E. Andersen, Prof. Lars P. Christensen,
MD, Ph.D. Flemming Andersen, MD, Dr. Science Monica Hindsén

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Thomas Rustemeyer

Department of Dermatology
VU University Medical Center
De Boelelaan, 1117
NL-1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31.20.444.0111 /0145
Fax: +31.20.444.0148
E-mail: T.Rustemeyer@vumc.nl

Current research and other activities:
  • Immunological mechanisms in allergic and irritant contact dermatitis
  • Metal allergy
  • Fragrance allergy
  • Photo contact dermatitis
  • Occupational skin diseases
  • Development of novel eczema treatment strategies

10 Recent Publications (Selection):
  1. Nagtegaal MJ, Pentinga SE, Kuik J, Kezic S, Rustemeyer T. The role of the skin
    irritation response in polysensitization to fragrances.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 Mar 22.

  2. Kerr AC, Ferguson J, Haylett AK, Rhodes LE, Adamski H, Alomar A, Serra E, Antoniou C, Aubin F, Vigan M, Biedermann T, Fischer J, Bourrain JL, Bruynzeel D, Rustemeyer T, Carrascosa JM, Chowdhury MM, de la Cuadra J, Foti C, Gardeazabal J, Gawkrodger DJ, Gimenez-Arnau A, Goncalo M, Goossens A, Lecha M, Marguery MC, Neumann NJ, Niklasson B, Peyron JL, Pigatto P, Spiewak R, Stone N, Tanew A, Thomas P, Bonnevalle A, Wilkinson SM, Wolf P, Gruber-Wackernagel A, Wulf HC.
    A European Multi-centre Photopatch Test Study (EMCPPTS).
    Br J Dermatol. 2012 Jan 27.

  3. Peiser M, Tralau T, Heidler J, Api AM, Arts JH, Basketter DA, English J, Diepgen TL, Fuhlbrigge RC, Gaspari AA, Johansen JD, Karlberg AT, Kimber I, Lepoittevin JP, Liebsch M, Maibach HI, Martin SF, Merk HF, Platzek T, Rustemeyer T, Schnuch A, Vandebriel RJ, White IR, Luch A.
    Allergic contact dermatitis: epidemiology, molecular mechanisms, in vitro methods and regulatory aspects. Current knowledge assembled at an international workshop at BfR, Germany.
    Cell Mol Life Sci. 2012 Mar;69(5):763-81.

  4. van Gils RF, Boot CR, Knol DL, Rustemeyer T, van Mechelen W, van der Valk PG, Anema JR.
    The effectiveness of integrated care for patients with hand eczema: results of a randomized, controlled trial.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 Apr;66(4):197-204.

  5. Muris J, Feilzer AJ, Rustemeyer T, Kleverlaan CJ.
    Palladium allergy prevalence is underestimated because of an inadequate test allergen.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2011 Jul;65(1):62

  6. Franken SM, Genders RE, de Gruijl FR, Rustemeyer T, Pavel S.
    Skin hardening effect in patients with polymorphic light eruption: Comparison of UVB hardening in hospital with a novel home UV-hardening device.
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2011 Dec 6.

  7. Martin SF, Esser PR, Schmucker S, Dietz L, Naisbitt DJ, Park BK, Vocanson M,
    Nicolas JF, Keller M, Pichler WJ, Peiser M, Luch A, Wanner R, Maggi E, Cavani A,
    Rustemeyer T, Richter A, Thierse HJ, Sallusto F.
    T-cell recognition of chemicals, protein allergens and drugs: towards the development of in vitro assays.
    Cell Mol Life Sci. 2010 Dec;67(24):4171-84.

  8. Toebak MJ, Gibbs S, Bruynzeel DP, Scheper RJ, Rustemeyer
    T. Dendritic cells: biology of the skin.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2009 Jan;60(1):2-20.

  9. Pentinga SE, Kuik DJ, Bruynzeel DP, Rustemeyer T.
    Do 'cinnamon-sensitive' patients react to cinnamate UV filters?
    Contact Dermatitis. 2009 Apr;60(4):210-3.

  10. dos Santos GG, Reinders J, Ouwehand K, Rustemeyer T, Scheper RJ, Gibbs S. Progress on the development of human in vitro dendritic cell based assays for assessment of the sensitizing potential of a compound.
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2009 May 1;236(3):372-82.

Co-workers

Immunological mechanisms in allergic and irritant contact dermatitis: Albert Feilzer, Joris Muris, Cees Kleverlaan, B. Mary E. von Blomberg, Rik Scheper, Sue Gibbs, Sanja Kezic, Reina Mebius, Ilona Kosten
Metal allergy: Albert Feilzer, Joris Muris, Cees Kleverlaan, B. Mary E. von Blomberg, Rik Scheper
Fragrance allergy: M. Nagtegaal, S. Pentinga, Sanja Kezic, Folkert Blok
Photo contact dermatitis: Sylvie Franken, Folkert Blok, EMCPPTS
Occupational skin diseases: Derk Bruynzeel, Jan Bakker, Teake Pal, Sylvie Franken, Folkert Blok, Swen M. John, Sanja Kezic
Development of novel eczema treatment strategies: Sylvie Franken, Sanja Kezic, Hajar Kabboue, Alexandre Voskuijl, Nada Breuking

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Cecilia Svedman

Dep of Occupational and Envrionmental Dermatology
SUS, Skane University Hospital
Jan Waldenströmsgata 16
205 02 Malmö
Sweden

Tel 0709-182204
Fax: 0046-40331192
E-mail: Cecilia.Svedman@med.lu.se

Current Research and other activities
  • Implants and contact allergy
  • Contact allergy to hair dyes
  • Contact allergy to perfumes
  • Atopic dermatitis and contact allergy
  • Occupational allergic contact dermatitis

10 Recent Publications (Selection):
  1. Svedman C, Gruvberger B, Dahlin J, Persson L, Möller H, Bruze M
    Evaluation of a Method for Detecting Metal Release from Gold; Cysteine Enhances Release.
    Acta Derm Venereol. 2013 Mar 25. doi: 10.2340/00015555-1541. [Epub ahead of print]
    Abstract
  2. Lönngren V, Young E, Simanaitis M, Svedman C.
    Neutrophilic and eosinophilic dermatitis caused by contact allergic reaction to paraphenylenediamine in hair dye.
    Arch Dermatol. 2012 Nov 1;148(11):1299-301. doi: 10.1001/archdermatol.2012.2586.

  3. Pontén A, Hamnerius N, Bruze M, Hansson C, Persson C, Svedman C, Thörneby Andersson K, Bergendorff O.
    Occupational allergic contact dermatitis caused by sterile non-latex protective gloves: clinical investigation and chemical analyses.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2013 Feb;68(2):103-10. doi: 10.1111/cod.12010. Epub 2012 Dec 4

  4. Svedman C, Andersen KE, Brandão FM, Bruynzeel DP, Diepgen TL, Frosch PJ, Rustemeyer T, Giménez-Arnau A, Gonçalo M, Goossens A, Johansen JD, Lahti A, Menné T, Seidenari S, Tosti A, Wahlberg JE, White IR, Wilkinson JD, Mowitz M, Bruze M.
    Follow-up of the monitored levels of preservative sensitivity in Europe: overview of the years 2001-2008.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 Nov;67(5):312-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2012.02140.x. No abstract available.

  5. Mowitz M, Zimerson E, Svedman C, Bruze M. Stability of fragrance patch test preparations applied in test chambers.Br J Dermatol. 2012 Oct;167(4):822-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2012.11143.x.
    Svedman C, Engfeldt M, Api AM, Politano VT, Belsito DV, Gruvberger B, Bruze M. Does the new standard for eugenol designed to protect against contact sensitization protect those sensitized from elicitation of the reaction?
    Dermatitis. 2012 Jan-Feb;23(1):32-8. doi: 10.1097/DER.0b013e31823d17b8

  6. Svedman C, Isaksson M, Björk J, Mowitz M, Bruze M.
    'Calibration' of our patch test reading technique is necessary.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 Apr;66(4):180-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2011.02044.x.

  7. Möller H, Svedman C, Bruze M.
    Nomenclature and contact allergy to nickel and gold.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 May;66(5):296-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2012.02069.x.

  8. Svedman C, Engfeldt M, Api AM, Politano VT, Belsito DV, Isaksson M, Bruze M.
    A pilot study aimed at finding a suitable eugenol concentration for a leave-on product for use in a repeated open application test.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 Mar;66(3):137-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2011.02041.x.


  9. Bruze M, Svedman C, Andersen KE, Bruynzeel D, Goossens A, Johansen JD, Matura M, Orton D, Vigan M; ESCD.
    Patch test concentrations (doses in mg/cm2 ) for the 12 non-mix fragrance substances regulated by European legislation.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 Mar;66(3):131-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2011.02037.x.

Co-workers :
Magnus Bruze, Malin Engfeldt, Jakob Dahlin, Martin Mowitz, Ewa Young, Annarita Antelmi, Erik Zimerson, Ann Ponten, AnnKristin Björk, Marlene Isaksson.

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Prof. Rik J. Scheper

Department of Pathology
VU University Medical Center
De Boelelaan 1117
NL-1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31.20.4444.031/4444.002
Fax: +31.20.4442.964
Email: rj.scheper@vumc.nl

Current research and other activities:
  • Skin immunology: effects of irritants and allergens (with a focus on metals/alloys) on DC functions; translational studies on skin equivalent models
  • Tumor immunology: development of dendritic cell-based vaccines, (reversal of) immunological tolerance
  • Multidrug resistance: mechanisms protecting cells against exogenous toxic substances

10 Recent Publications (Selection):
  1. van den Broek LJ, Niessen FB, Scheper RJ, Gibbs S.
    Development, validation and testing of a human tissue engineered hypertrophic scar model.
    ALTEX. 2012;29(4):389-402.

  2. Muris J, Feilzer AJ, Kleverlaan CJ, Rustemeyer T, van Hoogstraten IM, Scheper
    RJ, von Blomberg BM.
    Palladium-induced Th2 cytokine responses reflect skin test reactivity.
    Allergy. 2012 Dec;67(12):1605-8.

  3. Ouwehand K, Spiekstra SW, Waaijman T, Breetveld M, Scheper RJ, de Gruijl TD,
    Gibbs S.
    CCL5 and CCL20 mediate immigration of Langerhans cells into the epidermis of full thickness human skin equivalents.
    Eur J Cell Biol. 2012 Oct;91(10):765-73.

  4. Muris J, Kleverlaan CJ, Rustemeyer T, von Blomberg ME, van Hoogstraten IM,
    Feilzer AJ, Scheper RJ.
    Sodium tetrachloropalladate for diagnosing palladium sensitization.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 Aug;67(2):94-100.

  5. Schneiders FL, de Bruin RC, Santegoets SJ, Bonneville M, Scotet E, Scheper
    RJ, Verheul HM, de Gruijl TD, van der Vliet HJ.
    Activated iNKT cells promote Vγ9Vδ2-T cell anti-tumor effector functions through the production of TNF-α.
    Clin Immunol. 2012 Feb;142(2):194-200.

  6. van den Eertwegh AJ, Versluis J, van den Berg HP, Santegoets SJ, van
    Moorselaar RJ, van der Sluis TM, Gall HE, Harding TC, Jooss K, Lowy I, Pinedo HM,
    Scheper RJ, Stam AG, von Blomberg BM, de Gruijl TD, Hege K, Sacks N, Gerritsen
    WR.
    Combined immunotherapy with GM-CSF -transduced allogeneic prostate cancer cells
    and ipilimumab in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
    Lancet Oncol. 2012 May;13(5):509-17.

  7. van de Ven R, Reurs AW, Wijnands PG, van Wetering S, Kruisbeek AM, Hooijberg
    E, Scheffer GL, Scheper RJ, de Gruijl TD.
    Exposure of CD34+ precursors to cytostatic anthraquinone-derivatives induces rapid dendritic cell differentiation: implications for cancer immunotherapy.
    Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2012 Feb;61(2):181-91.

  8. Hensbergen PJ, van Der Raaij-Helmer EM, Dijkman R, Der Schors RC, Werner-Felmayer G, Boorsma DM et al.
    Processing of natural and recombinant CXCR3-targeting chemokines and implications for biological activity.
    Eur J Biochem 2001; 268(18):4992-4999.
    Abstract
  9. van der Vliet HJ, von Blomberg BM, Nishi N, Reijm M, Voskuyl AE, van Bodegraven AA et al.
    Circulating V(alpha24+) Vbeta11+ NKT cell numbers are decreased in a wide variety of diseases that are characterized by autoreactive tissue damage.
    Clin Immunol 2001; 100(2):144-148.
    Abstract
  10. Siva AC, Raval-Fernandes S, Stephen AG, LaFemina MJ, Scheper RJ, Kickhoefer VA et al.
    Up-regulation of vaults may be necessary but not sufficient for multidrug resistance.
    Int J Cancer 2001; 92(2):195-202.
    Abstract

Co-workers (contact allergy research in collab. with Derk Bruynzeel):

dr Mary von Blomberg
prof Sue Gibbs
dr Gerrit Jansen
dr Thomas Rustemeyer
dr Tanja de Gruijl

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Prof. Wolfgang Uter

Department ofMedical Informatics, BiometryandEpidemiology
University of Erlangen/Nürnberg,
DE-91054 Erlangen
Germany

Tel: +49 9131 8522750
Fax: +49 9131 8522721
E-mail: Wolfgang.Uter@fau.de

Current research and other activities:

  • European Surveillance System on ContactAllergies (ESSCA; http://www.essca-dc.org/)
  • Exposureanalysisofallergens in consumerproducts
  • Analysesof IVDK data in cooperationwith Axel Schnuch and Johannes Geier

10 Recent Publications (Selection):
  1. Geier J, Lessmann H, Schnuch A, Uter W.
    Recent increase in allergic reactions to methylchloroisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone: is methylisothiazolinone the culprit?
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 Dec;67(6):334-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2012.02157.x.
    Abstract
  2. Schnuch A, Geier J, Uter W.
    Is hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde sensitization declining in central Europe?
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 Jul;67(1):47-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2012.02126.x.
    Abstract
  3. Uter W, Gefeller O, Geier J, Schnuch A.
    Methylchloroisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone contactsensitization: divergingtrends in subgroupsof IVDK patients in a periodof 19 years.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 Sep;67(3):125-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2012.02075.x.
    Abstract
  4. Uter W, Aberer W, Armario-Hita JC, Fernandez-Vozmediano JM, Ayala F, Balato A, Bauer A, Ballmer-Weber B, Beliauskiene A, Fortina AB, Bircher A, Brasch J, Chowdhury MM, Coenraads PJ, Schuttelaar ML, Cooper S, Czarnecka-Operacz M, Zmudzinska M, Elsner P, English JS, Frosch PJ, Fuchs T, García-Gavín J, Fernández-Redondo V, Gawkrodger DJ, Giménez-Arnau A, Green CM, Horne HL, Johansen JD, Jolanki R, Pesonen M, King CM, Krêcisz B, Chomiczewska D, Kiec-Swierczynska M, Larese F, Mahler V, Ormerod AD, Peserico A, Rantanen T, Rustemeyer T, Sánchez-Pérez J, Sansom JE, Silvestre JF, Simon D, Spiewak R, Statham BN, Stone N, Wilkinson M, Schnuch A.
    Current patch test results with the European baseline series and extensions to it from the 'European Surveillance System on Contact Allergy' network, 2007-2008.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 Jul;67(1):9-19. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2012.02070.x.
    Abstract
  5. Uter W, Schmidt E, Lessmann H, Schnuch A.
    Contact sensitization to tree moss (Evernia furfuracea extract, INCI) is heterogeneous.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2012 Jul;67(1):36-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2012.02064.x.
    Abstract
  6. Uter W, Schwitulla J, Thyssen JP, Frosch PJ, Statham B, Schnuch A.
    The 'overall yield' with the baseline series - a useful addition to the array of MOAHLFA factors describing departmental characteristics of patch tested patients.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2011 Dec;65(6):322-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2011.01964.x.
    Abstract
  7. Schnuch A, Mildau G, Kratz EM, Uter W. Risk of sensitization to preservatives estimated on the basis of patch test data and exposure, according to a sample of 3541 leave-on products.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2011 Sep;65(3):167-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2011.01939.x.
    Abstract
  8. Spornraft-Ragaller P, Schnuch A, Uter W.
    Extreme patch test reactivity to p-phenylenediamine but not to other allergens in children.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2011 Oct;65(4):220-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2011.01930.x.
    Abstract
  9. García-Gavín J, Armario-Hita JC, Fernández-Redondo V, Fernández-Vozmediano JM, Sánchez-Pérez J, Silvestre JF, Uter W, Giménez-Arnau AM.
    Nickel allergy in Spain needs active intervention.
    Contact Dermatitis. 2011 May;64(5):289-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2010.01865.x.
    Abstract
  10. Schnuch A, Lessmann H, Geier J, Uter W.
    Contact allergy to preservatives. Analysis of IVDK data 1996-2009.
    Br J Dermatol. 2011 Jun;164(6):1316-25. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2011.10253.x.
    Abstract

Co-workers (andco-operation outside EECDRG):
Prof. Olaf Gefeller, Prof. Johannes Geier, Prof. Annette Pfahlberg, Prof. Axel Schnuch, Dipl.-Stat. Judith Schwitulla (Phdstudent)

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Dr. Ian R. White

St.John's Institute of Dermatology
St. Thomas' Hospital
UK-London SE1 7EH
United Kingdom

Tel: +44.20.7188.1613
Fax: +44.20.7620.0890
E-mail: ian.white@kcl.ac.uk

Current research and other activities:
  • Regulatory aspects and consumer protection
  • Type I reactions
  • Preservative allergy
  • Fragrances – allergens and allergy control
  • Contact urticaria
  • Clinical contact dermatitis
  • Photopatch testing
  • Hair dye allergen control
10 Recent Publications (Selection):
  1. Fletcher CL, White IR.
    Type I hypersensitivity to latex and fungal alpha-amylase in a laboratory worker.
    Contact Dermatitis 2001; 45(3):165.
    Abstract
  2. Basketter DA, Wright ZM, Warbrick EV, Dearman RJ, Kimber I, Ryan CA et al.
    Human potency predictions for aldehydes using the local lymph node assay.
    Contact Dermatitis 2001; 45(2):89-94.
    Abstract
  3. McFadden JP, Ross JS, White IR, Basketter DA.
    Clinical allergy to cocamidopropyl betaine: reactivity to cocamidopropylamine and lack of reactivity to 3-dimethylaminopropylamine.
    Contact Dermatitis 2001; 45(2):72-74.
    Abstract
  4. Wakelin SH, Smith H, White IR, Rycroft RJ, McFadden JP.
    A retrospective analysis of contact allergy to lanolin.
    Br J Dermatol 2001; 145(1):28-31.
    Abstract
  5. Banerjee P, White IR.
    Allergic contact dermatitis at the application site of an electrosurgical earthing plate occurring in a windscreen repairer.
    Contact Dermatitis 2001; 44(2):97.
    Abstract
Co-workers:

J.P. McFadden
Pui Banerjei
Richard Rycroft

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