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Section Editor, Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Clinical pearls submitted by The Dermatologist readers.
Section Editor, Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
The Dermatologist readers offer pearls from their clinical practice.
Section Editor, Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Tip 1: Improving Patient Management
Section Editor, Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
The Dermatologist readers offer pearls from their clinical practice.
Section Editor, Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
  The Dermatologist readers offer pearls from their clinical practice.
Section Editor, Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Tip 1: Strategizing Against a False Negative Patch Test Result  
Section Editor, Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Tip 1: Marking Your Markers In our contact dermatitis clinic, we use the method of using a Wood light and glow in the dark highlighter to perform our final patch test reads.
Tip 1: Adductor Dermatitis   A diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis must be strongly considered in any patient who presents with a chronic and/or recurrent rash.
Tip 1: Photo Documentation to Guide Patch Placement   All patients who present to our comprehensive dermatitis clinic for evaluation are photographed at the initial consultation. These photographs then guide in the marking areas of prior or active dermatitis before placing patch test panels. This not only allows for avoidance of sites prone to dermatitis, but also helps to distinguish new reactions from pre-existing dermatitis, and evaluate if these pre-existing areas have worsened during the process. (Figure 1)
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