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Chlorhexidine and hypersensitivity reactions in dentistry.
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PMID:  23222325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Immunological reactions to chlorhexidine, including allergy (Type I hypersensitivity) and allergic contact dermatitis/stomatitis (Type IV hypersensitivity), have been recognised for many years. This potential safety issue, however, is not well known within dentistry. The purpose of this paper is to alert dentists and dental care professionals to the potential of chlorhexidine in causing hypersensitivity reactions and to consider this possibility if unexplained hypersensitivity reactions occur.
M N Pemberton; J Gibson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British dental journal     Volume:  213     ISSN:  1476-5373     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Dent J     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513219     Medline TA:  Br Dent J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  547-50     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
University Dental Hospital of Manchester and School of Dentistry, Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester, M15 6FH.
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