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Document ID (ISN)66349
CIS number 96-880
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Katsarou A., Koufou B., Takou K., Kalogeromitros D., Papanayiotou G., Vareltzidis A.
Title Patch test results in hairdressers with contact dermatitis in Greece (1985-1994)
Bibliographic information Nov. 1995, Vol.33, No.5, p.347-348. 12 ref.
Abstract Hairdressers referred to a contact dermatitis clinic were patch tested with the European standard series and with a hairdressers' series. One or more positive reactions to hairdressers' allergens were seen in 50 (47%) of the 106 patients. 32 (30%) were reactive only to non-hairdressers' allergens, and 24 (23%) were negative to all allergens tested. The predominantly young female hairdressers studied had a high frequency of nickel sensitivity compared to other females at the clinic. Of the hairdressers' allergens, the most positive patch test reactions were to p-phenylenediamine and ammonium persulfate.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; sensitization dermatitis; skin tests; hair preparations; hairdressing; Greece
Descriptors (secondary) p-phenylenediamine; ammonium persulfate
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGreece
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Skin diseases