Guidelines for the presentation of contact allergy case reports

Wolfgang Uter, An Goossens, Margarida Gonçalo, Jeanne D Johansen, , on behalf of the EECDRG

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Case reports constitute a classic publication format that is being increasingly appreciated, for example because of its educational value. In the field of contact dermatitis research, case reports often serve as sentinel publications concerning new allergens, or new exposures to known allergens, or regarding other conditions leading to contact dermatitis. The CARE guideline published in 2013 addresses standardized and complete reporting of case reports in all fields of medicine. The present article takes up the CARE suggestions, and further specifies these in terms of application to case reports in the field of contact dermatitis. The objective of this structured guidance is to provide junior or inexperienced doctors and researchers with an annotated list, against which the fulfilment of essential or optional items of a complete, high-quality case report to be submitted to Contact Dermatitis or other journals can be checked.

Original languageEnglish
JournalContact Dermatitis
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)107-113
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017


  • Dermatitis, Allergic Contact
  • Editorial Policies
  • Humans
  • Research Report
  • Guideline
  • Journal Article


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