Protein Contact Dermatitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 11, 2021
  • Author: Cheryl Levin, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are the diagnostic criteria for protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

What is protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

What is the pathophysiology of protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

Which plant proteins cause protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

Which animal proteins cause protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

What is a primary cause of protein contact dermatitis (PCD) in bakers?

Which enzyme-associated proteins cause protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

What is the prevalence of protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

What is the prognosis of protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Protein Contact Dermatitis?

Workup

How is protein contact dermatitis (PCD) diagnosed?

What is the role of fungal testing in the workup of protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

What is open application testing in the workup of protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

What is the role of prick testing in the workup of protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

What is the role of scratch testing in the workup of protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

What is the role of the RAST test in the workup of protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

Treatment

How is protein contact dermatitis (PCD) treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of protein contact dermatitis (PCD)?

Which medications in the drug class Antihistamines are used in the treatment of Protein Contact Dermatitis?

Which medications in the drug class Immunomodulators, Topical are used in the treatment of Protein Contact Dermatitis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids, Topical are used in the treatment of Protein Contact Dermatitis?