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Document ID (ISN)66347
CIS number 96-829
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kanerva L., Estlander T., Jolanki R., Tarvainen K.
Title Occupational allergic contact dermatitis and contact urticaria caused by polyfunctional aziridine hardener
Bibliographic information Nov. 1995, Vol.33, No.5, p.304-309. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract Two case studies of allergic contact dermatitis caused by exposure to a polyfunctional aziridine (PFA) hardener are described. Positive allergic patch test reactions to the PFA hardener and negative reactions with other chemicals in the product (acrylates, propyleneimine and dimethylethanolamine) indicated that PFA caused the allergic contact dermatitis. Skin prick tests on one of the subjects indicated contact urticaria. For patch testing, 0.5% PFA hardener in pet. is recommended; skin prick tests may be of help in detecting contact urticaria.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; sensitization dermatitis; lacquers; printing inks; ethylenimine
Descriptors (secondary) case study; skin tests; urticaria; hardeners
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases