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Document ID (ISN)67167
CIS number 96-1382
ISSN - Serial title 0343-2432 - Dermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Maurer S., Seubert A., Seubert S., Fuchs T.
Title Contact dermatitis from textiles
Original title Kontaktallergie auf Textilien [in German]
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 1995, Vol. 43, No.2, p.63-68. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract Between April 1992 and April 1994, 26 patients with contact dermatitis were subjected to patch tests with selected textile chemicals. Of the 26 patients, 21 were women aged 23-81 and five were men aged 22-58. In nine cases, positive reactions to one or more textile dyes were observed. Dark dyes, primarily various kinds of disperse blue, were involved. Three of the patients tested positively to textile finishes. Of 18 patients additionally tested with acetone-soaked samples of their clothing or shoes, five reacted positively. Allergic reactions to textiles in general are rare but should not be overlooked when diagnosing the causes of contact dermatitis.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; urea-formaldehyde resins; Disperse Blue 1; diaminotoluenes; phenylenediamine; textile chemicals; skin tests; waterproofers; allergies; dyes; clothing; eczema; textile finishes
Descriptors (secondary) case study; allergens
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Aromatic amines
Heat and cold