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Database offers snapshot of common causes of pediatric allergic contact dermatitis

Key clinical point: Fragrances, metals, and preservatives are top allergens in children.

Major finding: The three most common allergens were hydroperoxides of linalool (22%), nickel sulfate (19%), and methylisothiazolinone (17%).

Study details: A multicenter study of 218 patients under age 18 who were referred for evaluation of allergic contact dermatitis.

Disclosures: The researchers reported having no financial disclosures.