contact dermatitis


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Related to contact dermatitis: Irritant contact dermatitis

contact dermatitis

[′kän‚takt dər·mə′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
An acute or chronic inflammation of the skin resulting from irritation by or sensitization to some substance coming in contact with the skin.
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Allergic Contact Dermatitis of Styrenic Thermoplastic Elastomers and Latex Sheets in Humans.
Contact dermatitis, which can be either irritant contact dermatitis or ACD, is one of the most common occupational health illnesses in the US.
Total serum IgE levels were found to be elevated in every patient in this study, except in patients with contact dermatitis where IgE was not estimated (Table 3).
The application site was also revalued to 72 h, in accordance with the guidelines of the International Contact Dermatitis Research Group.
Patch testing is a definitive tool for diagnosing the cases of allergic contact dermatitis including nickel dermatitis.6 Allergens are supplied in syringes with petrolatum as a vehicle and are put into IQ chambers (about 1-25 micro liter of the substance).
Contact dermatitis. In: Burgdorf WHC, Plewig G, Wolf HH, Landthaler M.
Fowler offered the following tips related to contact dermatitis and allergens.
Common causes of allergic contact dermatitis include toxicodendron plants (poison ivy, oak, and sumac; cashew nut tree; and mango), metals (nickel and gold), topical antibiotics (neomycin and bacitracin), fragrance and Balsam of Peru, deodorant, preservatives (formaldehyde), and rubber (elastic and gloves).
Only two cases of allergic contact dermatitis induced by TCD have been reported in the literature (2, 3).
Noncutaneous complications from contact dermatitis associated with the metal include chronic joint pain, and a loosening and dysfunction of the device.
From February 2015 to December 2015 all patients received the North American Contact Dermatitis Research Group (NACDG) standard series consisting of 70 allergens.