Volume 14 - Issue 9 - September 2006

The thin-layer rapid-use epicutaneous (T.R.U.E.) test is a valuable first-line screening tool used by many dermatologists. Although the test focuses on common allergens, frequent questions have arisen from colleagues and patients as to where a specific allergen is derived or what products patients should avoid. With this in mind, this column was developed to provide educational information about the T.R.U.E. test allergens. The Contact Dermatitides Allergic contact dermatitis is an important disease with high impact both in terms of patient morbidity and economics. The c