C.G. Mortz, C. Bindslev-Jensen and K.E. Andersen Prevalence, incidence rates and persistence of contact allergy and allergic contact dermatitis in The Odense Adolescence Cohort Study: a 15-year follow-up British Journal of Dermatology 168
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This is the first prospective, population-based investigation of both contact allergy and ACD developing from adolescence to adulthood.
High incidence rates of contact allergy and ACD were found in young adults 15 years after leaving primary school.
Nickel was still the most common contact allergen, and new sensitizations occurred despite the European Union nickel regulation. Fragrance mix I was a poor marker for history of eczematous skin reaction to perfumed products.
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