Systemic CD often an elusive diagnosis

April 1, 2002

New Orleans - Systemic contact dermatitis may present with a variety of eczematous and noneczematous cutaneous reaction patterns and may be an overlooked diagnosis unless clinicians maintain an index of suspicion that systemic exposure to a contact allergen is driving the skin eruption, Donald V. Belsito, M.D., said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.