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Document ID (ISN)104911
CIS number 06-378
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jappe U., Geier J., Hausen B.M.
Title Contact vitiligo following a strong patch test reaction to triglycidyl-p-aminophenol in an aircraft industry worker: Case report and review of the literature
Bibliographic information Aug. 2005, Vol.53, No.2, p.89-92. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract Epoxy resin systems are a frequent cause of occupational allergic contact dermatitis. A 50-year-old patient developed eczematous skin lesions on the back of his hands, lower arms and eye lids, two months after starting work in aircraft construction. Patch tests showed positive reactions to nickel sulfate and to epoxy resins based on the diglycidyl ether of bisphenol F and on 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether. Triglycidyl-p-aminophenol (TGPAP) applied at 1% and 0.1% induced the strongest positive reaction. Four months later, the patient presented with two circular depigmented spots in the former TGPAP-patch test areas. Dermatohistopathology confirmed the diagnosis of contact vitiligo.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; epoxy resins; aircraft industry; leukoderma; eczema; epoxy compounds
Descriptors (secondary) case study; Germany; skin tests; diglycidyl ethers; glycidyl ethers; nickel sulfate
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Ethers
Ethylene oxide
Aerospace manufacturing and maintenance industry