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Document ID (ISN)78722
CIS number 02-667
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Akasya-Hillenbrand E., Ízkaya-Bayazit E.
Title Patch test results in 542 patients with suspected contact dermatitis in Turkey
Bibliographic information Jan. 2002, Vol.46, No.1, p.17-23. 22 ref.
Abstract In this retrospective study, patch test results of 542 patients (303 female and 239 male), referred to a dermatology clinic between June 1996 and July 1999, were evaluated. All patients were patch tested with 32 allergens of an extended European standard series, 140 patients were tested with supplemental series, and 246 patients with their own substances. 280 (51.7%) patients had one or more positive results but allergic contact dermatitis, according to clinical relevance, was diagnosed in only 190 (67.9%) of these. Nickel sulfate was the most frequent sensitizer (19.1%), followed by potassium dichromate (11.8%), palladium chloride (9.4%), cobalt chloride (8.5%), and thiuram mix (7.7%). Occupational contact dermatitis was diagnosed in 77 of the patients with positive reactions (27.5%), most of these being construction workers and house painters who showed relevant sensitizations to potassium dichromate, cobalt chloride, thiuram mix and carba mix.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; skin allergies; medical examinations; skin tests; dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; irritants; palladium chloride; cobalt; Turkey; nickel sulfate; potassium dichromate; carbamates; eczema; painting; construction industry; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; thioureas
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTurkey
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Allergies
Skin diseases