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Cocamidopropyl betaine allergy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11753899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) is a surfactant, and reports of allergic contact dermatitis to this chemical have been reported in the literature. Although most commonly found in rinse-off products, the chemical nonetheless has been shown to induce allergy. The actual component responsible for allergic reaction may be the final compound itself, CAPB, or one of the substances used in its synthesis that may be present as an impurity. Allergy to CAPB is most commonly seen in a head and neck distribution, although other patterns have been identified.
C M Mowad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of contact dermatitis : official journal of the American Contact Dermatitis Society     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1046-199X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Contact Dermatitis     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-25     Completed Date:  2002-01-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100472     Medline TA:  Am J Contact Dermat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 by W.B. Saunders Company
Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17822, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Betaine / adverse effects*,  analogs & derivatives*
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact / diagnosis*,  etiology
Diagnosis, Differential
Hair Preparations / adverse effects*
Patch Tests
Surface-Active Agents / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hair Preparations; 0/Surface-Active Agents; 0/cocamidopropyl betaine; 107-43-7/Betaine

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