A multicentre review of the hairdressing allergens tested in the UK

Ruwani P Katugampola, Barry N Statham, John S C English, Mark M Wilkinson, Iain S Foulds, Cathy M Green, Anthony Ormerod, Natalie M Stone, Helen L Horne, Mahbub M U Chowdhury

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Allergens used for patch testing in the hairdressing series vary between dermatology centres in the UK. The aim of our study is to ascertain the hairdressing allergens currently in use and their test results in several dermatology centres in the UK. Data were obtained from databases in 9 dermatology departments. The allergens with positive results and current/past relevance were included in a new hairdressing series based on collective experience, for wider use and further evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-132
Number of pages3
JournalContact Dermatitis
Issue number3
Early online date26 Aug 2005
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2005


  • Allergens
  • Beauty Culture
  • Databases as Topic
  • Dermatitis, Occupational
  • Great Britain
  • Humans
  • Patch Tests
  • Contact Allergy
  • Hair Dyes
  • Hairdressing Series


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