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Document ID (ISN)101274
CIS number 03-299
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Giusti F., Mantovani L., Martella A., Seidenari S.
Title Hand dermatitis as an unsuspected presentation of textile dye contact sensitivity
Bibliographic information Aug. 2002, Vol.47, No.2, p.91-95. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract From 1996 to 2000, 130 patients with hand dermatitis reacting to one of the seven dyes included in the standard series were identified. In 82 subjects, dermatitis was localized in the hands alone, whereas the other 48 patients had lesions both on the hands and on other skin sites. Disperse Blue and Disperse Orange were the most common sensitizers. Among the 13 subjects allergic to disperse dyes alone, there were three cases of occupational allergic contact dermatitis, one child with atopic dermatitis worsening after the use of synthetic fibre garments, four subjects affected by clothing dermatitis, and five individuals occupationally exposed to irritants with a dermatitis involving the hands alone. In the latter, the hands may represent a locus minoris resistentiae, and both induction and elicitation of contact sensitization could be caused by impaired barrier function at a skin site repeatedly exposed to sensitizing garments.
Descriptors (primary) sensitization dermatitis; dyes; hand; skin allergies; clothing
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; case study; sensitizers; sensitization; skin tests; individual susceptibility; skin
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Heat and cold
Allergies