These recommendations have been elaborated according to current literature data, recommendations of several scientific societies, and official recommendations of different European countries.
Some controversies remain, that is clearly underlined through the text.
Recommendations could be updated regularly according to the advances of Research and new epidemiological results.
Recommendations have been written by Christine Bodemer (France, head of the ERN Skin) with the involvement of the following HCP representatives (in alphabetic order): J. Bauer (Austria), M.C. Bolling (Netherlands), L. Bruckner-Tuderman (Germany), A. Bygum (Denmark), M. Caproni (Italy), I. Dreyfus (France), B. Didona (Italy), A. Diem (Austria), S. Emmert (Germany), A.K. Gaspar (Hungary), K. Giehl (Germany), A. Gostynski (The Netherlands), S. Guez (Italy), M. El Hachem (Italy), S. Hadj-Rabia (France). Hammersen (Germany), C. Has (Germany), J. Ingram (UK), G. Jemec (Denmark), P. Joly (France), V. Kucinskiene (Lithuania), M. Laimer (Austria), J. Mazereeuw (France), M. Medvecz (Hungary), D. M. Saunte (Denmark), A.W. Morgan (UK), C. Moss (UK), I. Neri (Italy), M. Ogboli (UK), G.S Tiplica (Romania), E. O’Toole (UK), S. Oro (France), J. Panelius (Finland), C.M Salavastru (Romania), J. Setterfield (UK), C.C. Zouboulis (Germany)