Quality assurance of the diagnosis of occupational type IV allergies

Project No. FF-FB 0317B




Carry out a prospective continuous analysis of the documented patch tests of patients own substances of the cases billed to the German statutory accident insurance institutions (UVT) according to UV-GOÄ No. 379* from 01.06.2020 onwards (dermatologist reports, expert opinions, TIP centres).

*GOÄ: scale of charges for doctors: tests of patients own substances


Data evaluation, identification of previously unrecorded workplace substances in contact with the skin with sensitizing potential and creation of an electronic allergen database/register. Elaborate a supplementary recommendation to S3 Guideline of patch testing regarding complex occupational substances. Identification of new candidate substances for official registration as commercial patch test substances.

Last Update:

5 Nov 2020


Financed by:
  • Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung e. V. (DGUV)
Research institution(s):
  • Universität Osnabrück, iDerm

-cross sectoral-

Type of hazard:

dangerous substances


prevention, skin diseases (except cancer), analytical methods

Description, key words:

occupational dermatology, skin deseases, allergy