Nummular Contact Eczema: Presentation of a Pediatric Case
D Bonamonte1, *, A Filoni1, G Gullo1, M Vestita2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2019
First Page: 23
Last Page: 26
Publisher Id: TODJ-13-23
Article History:Received Date: 14/02/2019
Revision Received Date: 04/04/2019
Acceptance Date: 12/04/2019
Electronic publication date: 31/05/2019
Collection year: 2019
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The etiopathogenesis of the nummular eczema is not fully known. Various causative factors have been proposed, and among these only a few studies investigate the relevance of contact allergy. Here, we present a case of nummular contact eczema in an 8-year-old allergic to perfumes. Since atopic dermatitis may also present with different clinical phenotypes, among which nummular eczema is quite frequent, the possible significant differences between non-atopic and atopic nummular diseases are considered. Based on the high incidence of contact sensitization in all cases of nummular eczema, it is recommended to perform patch tests for diagnostic-preventive purposes.