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Document ID (ISN)66348
CIS number 96-767
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) El-Rab M.O.G., Al-Sheikh O.A.
Title Is the European standard series suitable for patch testing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia?
Bibliographic information Nov. 1995, Vol.33, No.5, p.310-314. Illus. 37 ref.
Abstract Patch testing was carried out on 240 dermatitis patients in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 136 (57%) showed one or more positive results; positive reactions were found for 21 of the 22 items in the test series. Sensitization was most common to nickel sulfate, potassium dichromate, and cobalt chloride; less than 1% of patients reacted to benzocaine and none to primin. The European standard series is suitable for patch testing dermatitis patients in this region, with the exception of benzocaine and primin. The addition of three allergens that could be of local relevance is discussed.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; skin tests; Saudi Arabia; sensitization dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; evaluation of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSaudi Arabia
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases