Endemic air-borne contact dermatitis? Frequent occurrence of a rare contact allergy in a waste collection facility

Autor(en): Skudlik, C. 
Meyer, E.
Allmers, H.
Domagalski, E.
John, S. M. 
Stichwörter: Air-borne contact dermatitis; Contact dermatitis; Dermatology; HAIRDRESSERS; Occupational dermatoses; p-Aminodiphenylamine; Patch testing
Erscheinungsdatum: 2011
Herausgeber: SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
Journal: HAUTARZT
Volumen: 62
Ausgabe: 10
Startseite: 765
Seitenende: 769
Zusammenfassung: 
Numerous cases of work-related air-borne contact dermatitis of the face were encountered in a waste collection facility. Potential allergens contained in the dust at the facility could be identified. In 5 of 7 symptomatic workers a type-IV sensitization to p-aminodiphenylamine could be documented. Since there is no commercial patch test preparation for p-aminodiphenylamine available, it had to be prepared for each patient individually. After identifying the allergen, a change in the work routine led to a reduction of dust emissions and afterwards no cases of air-borne contact dermatitis of the face recurred.
ISSN: 00178470
DOI: 10.1007/s00105-011-2215-9

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