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Document ID (ISN)107590
CIS number 08-155
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Aalto-Korte K., Alanko K., Henriks-Eckerman M.L., Kuuliala O., Jolanki R.
Title Occupational allergic contact dermatitis from 2-N-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one
Bibliographic information Mar. 2007, Vol.56, No.3, p.160-163. 19 ref.
Abstract 2-N-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (OIT) is an antimicrobial agent that is mainly used in industrial settings. The objective of the study was to find the significance of OIT contact allergy. Clinical records of patients at an occupational dermatology clinic were analysed from 1991 for possible allergic reactions to OIT. Eight patients were found with ordinary allergic reactions to OIT and one with a late reaction. OIT is a rare sensitizer, and its contact allergies occur mainly in paint manufacturing. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; Skane M-8; risk factors; skin diseases; biocides
Descriptors (secondary) paint and varnish industry; Finland; latency; frequency rates; dermatological examinations; dermatological services; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Heterocyclic compounds