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Document ID (ISN)75725
CIS number 00-1667
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Armstrong D.K.B., Jones A.B., Smith H.R., Ross J.S., White I.R., Rycroft R.J.G, McFadden J.P.
Title Occupational sensitisation to p-phenylenediamine: A 17-year review
Bibliographic information Dec. 1999, Vol.41, No.6, p.348-349. 12 ref.
Abstract The substance p-phenylenediamine (PPD) is a potent contact allergen commonly found in hairdye. Between 1982 and 1998, 26,706 patients with suspected contact dermatitis were patch tested. 667 (2.5%) were positive. The commonest sites of dermatitis were the hands (35%) and the face and neck (27%). Of occupational groups, hairdressers had the highest rate of PPD allergy (19%), the great majority with hand dermatitis, followed by rubber workers (6%).
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; sensitization; skin allergies; p-phenylenediamine
Descriptors (secondary) rubber industry; leukoderma; eczema; skin tests; long-term study; hairdressing; urticaria
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Aromatic amines
Allergies