M Paz Castanedo-Tardan

Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States

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Publications (3)0.68 Total impact

  • M P Castanedo-Tardan, C Matiz, S E Jacob
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    ABSTRACT: In the not so distant past, in the United States contact dermatitis was considered to be a condition that affected mainly adults. The diagnosis was certainly less often rendered in pediatrics, mainly because it was believed that a child's immune system was immature and that children were generally exposed to fewer allergens. With this in mind, we can attribute the low prevalence formerly reported for this disease partly to the fact that most affected children were not (and are still not) evaluated using appropriate skin tests. Patch testing in children requires certain modifications, but the international literature of the last decade and US data published in the past year indicate that contact dermatitis is a common condition in the pediatric population and that the prevalence is similar in children and adults.
    Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas 01/2011; 102(1):8-18.
  • M. P. Castanedo-Tardan, C. Matiz, S. E. Jacob
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    ABSTRACT: In the not so distant past, in the United States contact dermatitis was considered to be a condition that affected mainly adults. The diagnosis was certainly less often rendered in pediatrics, mainly because it was believed that a child's immune system was immature and that children were generally exposed to fewer allergens. With this in mind, we can attribute the low prevalence formerly reported for this disease partly to the fact that most affected children were not (and are still not) evaluated using appropriate skin tests. Patch testing in children requires certain modifications, but the international literature of the last decade and US data published in the past year indicate that contact dermatitis is a common condition in the pediatric population and that the prevalence is similar in children and adults.
    Aorn. 01/2011; 102(1):8-18.
  • C Matiz, J W Hsu, M Paz Castanedo-Tardan, S E Jacob
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    ABSTRACT: In the recent past in the United States, allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) was thought to be a disorder affecting mainly adults. It was rarely diagnosed in the pediatric population, partly due to beliefs that children had immature immune systems and were less frequently exposed to chemical allergens when compared to adults. Also, patch testing for affected children was not as widely utilized in the pediatric population as it is today. While patch testing in children may require some modifications to the technique, the international (non-US) data from the last decade in addition to the US data reported this past year indicate that ACD in children is an increasingly common condition, equally prevalent and relevant to adults. According to our review of the international data available on pediatric patch testing, the top five global allergens were found to be nickel, cobalt, antibiotics, fragrances, and rubber chemicals. Although these allergens display a relatively consistent prevalence rate across the world, disparities can be attributed to regional variations in local trends, customs, and fashions. In this review pediatric patch test results from countries throughout the globe have been compared while focusing on geographic differences on some of the most common contact allergens that affect children worldwide.
    Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 10/2009; 144(5):541-56. · 0.68 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

6 Citations
0.68 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2011
    • Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center
      Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States
  • 2009
    • University of California, San Diego
      • Division of Dermatology
      San Diego, CA, United States