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Acute and Recurrent Vesicular Hand Dermatitis Not Pompholyx or Dyshidrosis

Frances J. Storrs, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(12):1578-1580. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.12.1578.
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In this issue, Guillet et al1 discuss the potential causes of pompholyx in 120 patients they studied during a 3-year period. For dermatologists interested in hand eczemas, this study highlights issues that can confound any hand eczema study.

Guillet  MHWierzbicka  EGuillet  SDagregorio  GGuillet  G A 3-year causative study of pompholyx in 120 patients. Arch Dermatol 2007;143 (12) 1504- 1508
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Hutchinson  J Cheiro-pompholyx: notes of a clinical lecture. Lancet 1876;1630- 631
Warshaw  EMAhmed  RLBelsito  DV  et al. North American Contact Dermatitis Group, Contact dermatitis of the hands: cross-sectional analyses of North American Contact Dermatitis Group Data, 1994-2004 [published online ahead of print June 5, 2007]. J Am Acad Dermatol 2007;57 (2) 301- 314
Fowler  JFStorrs  FJ Nickel allergy and dyshidrotic eczema: are they related? Am J Contact Dermat 2001;12 (2) 119- 121
Warshaw  ELee  GStorrs  FJ Hand dermatitis: a review of clinical features, therapeutic options, and long-term outcomes. Am J Contact Dermat 2003;14 (3) 119- 137
Van Coevorden  AMCoenraads  PJSvensson  A  et al. European Dermato-Epidemiology Network (Eden), Overview of studies of treatments for hand eczema: the EDEN hand eczema survey. Br J Dermatol 2004;151 (2) 446- 451
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de Boer  EMBruynzeel  DPvan Ketel  WG Dyshidrotic eczema as an occupational dermatitis in metal workers. Contact Dermatitis 1988;19 (3) 184- 188
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