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Document ID (ISN)64464
CIS number 95-1001
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bergman A., Svedberg U., Nilsson E.
Title Contact urticaria with anaphylactic reactions caused by occupational exposure to iridium salt
Bibliographic information Jan. 1995, Vol.32, No.1, p.14-17. 13 ref.
Abstract Case study of a worker who developed respiratory tract symptoms and contact urticaria following occupational exposure to iridium chloride. An iridium chloride prick test showed a positive reaction and a scratch test produced anaphylactoid reactions. Unusually, a negative reaction was obtained with platinum salts. The results are interpreted as immediate-type hypersensitivity to iridium salt; the route of sensitization was probably through the airways. Further testing showed that iridium salt allergy could persist for at least 18 months after exposure ceases.
Descriptors (primary) iridium and compounds; iridium chloride; sensitizers; urticaria; manufacture of electrodes
Descriptors (secondary) case study; iridium; sensitization; skin tests; hypersensitivity; platinum
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Inorganic substances