Pediatric Contact Dermatitis Registry

The goal is to identify as many providers and confirmed cases of pediatric ACD as possible and identify the gap areas for patch testing.  Registration takes less than one minute to complete. Please find the link below.

Following registration, providers are then sent a unique login # and password and a link to the short case reporting forms (these are de-identified).

The purpose of our research is to:

Focus on identifying national trends in pediatric patch testing with overall goals of:
1) Locating providers who perform pediatric patch testing
2) Increasing the number of verified index cases
3) Using the case data to provide evidence for supporting the implementation of safety legislation (such as the nickel directive in Europe and the PPD ban in black henna tattoos in Canada)
4) Evaluating national health care access disparities

We greatly appreciate your time and consideration of our registry. Please feel welcome to contact us with any questions.

Sharon Jacob, MD
Professor, Dermatology
Loma Linda University

Nickel Allergic Contact Dermatitis Survey

For over 70 years, nickel has been recognized as a significant cause of allergy. Initiatives to direct manufacturers to use safer metals that release less nickel have been in effect in Europe for over a decade. Adoption of similar initiatives in the US could lead to a projected savings of $5.7 billion per year, or more than $113 billion over a 20-year period!

You are invited to participate in a survey entitled “Patient Registry of Nickel Allergic Contact Dermatitis.” The goal is to assess the number of people in the United States confirmed to be allergic to nickel. This information is intended to be used to encourage policy makers to establish safer use guidelines for nickel in common items like earring posts, keys, door handles and electronics. The survey will take about 1 minute to complete and will ask you questions about your allergy to nickel, for example, when, how, and by whom you were diagnosed.

Your participation is voluntary and will not affect the relationship you have with any of your providers. There is minimal risk for breach of confidentiality due to the software that allows you to complete and submit the survey anonymously. There will be no information linking your answers back to you.

Thank you for your assistance in helping us build awareness for nickel contact dermatitis.  Limit one submission per person.

Link to Contact Dermatitis Survey

The LLU Registry and Nickel Allergy Alliance