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Patch testing in patients with anal itching

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 28 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6269
  1. Mohammed J Abu-Asi, doctor and MSc clinical dermatology,
  2. Jonathan M L White, consultant dermatologist
  1. Cutaneous Allergy Clinic, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Guy’s Hospital, London SE1 9RT, UK
  1. mohammed.abu-asi{at}

Thank you for the concise summary article on anal itching.1 Perianal dermatoses and pruritus ani are common and socially embarrassing conditions that are often poorly managed.

Patch testing is important in …

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