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Cutaneous allergy service



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Our service

Our cutaneous allergy service offers:

  • diagnostic patch testing - investigations used to detect allergy to a substance that has come into contact with the skin
  • photopatch testing - investigations relating to photosensitivity
  • urticaria testing
  • repeated open application testing to mimic real life exposures
  • skin prick testing for occupational exposures such as latex protein hypersensitivity.


Tel: 020 7188 6272


SKIN, a history

Read more about cutaneous allergy in the 'SKIN, a history' book using our page turning software or  download chapter 7 (PDF 3.65Mb).