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Document ID (ISN)53597
CIS number 90-475
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Romaguera C., Grimalt F., Vilaplana J.
Title Contact dermatitis from nickel - An investigation of its sources
Bibliographic information July 1988, Vol.19, No.1, p.52-57. 43 ref.
Abstract Patch tests with the GEIDC standard series of allergens, and with 8 washers made of copper, nickel, nickel-palladium, palladium, brass, bronze, gold and iron, were carried out in 964 consecutive patients who complained of intolerance to metals and in 200 controls who did not. All subjects were also questioned as to personal and family history of atopy, occupational contact and intolerance to gold. The results provide support for the substitution of nickel in imitation jewellery with metals such as palladium or bronze.
Descriptors (primary) palladium; allergens; nickel; bronze; gold; copper; sensitization; skin allergies; dermatitis; skin tests; jewellery manufacture; individual susceptibility; brass
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; comparative study; women
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Glass, pottery and related materials
Copper and compounds
Nickel and compounds
Inorganic substances