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Phototoxicity in an ultraviolet ink manufacturing plant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22665133     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ultraviolet (UV) dyes are used as inks in garment printing. Hypersensitivity reactions to these compounds have been reported in the literature. The authors report a case of reaction to UV ink in a patient already on corticosteroid therapy. The patient's clinical course was reviewed along with images of wounds that subsequently developed. The affected areas were debrided and covered with Vaseline gauze and silver impregnated dressings. Epithelium was salvaged in many areas, and regrowth occurred over several weeks in regions of deeper injury. The concurrent use of steroids and the rapidity of the onset of symptoms were not characteristic of hypersensitivity dermatitis, which has previously been reported. The cause of the wounds was likely phototoxicity from radical subtypes in the ink that catalyze the reaction when exposed to UV light.
Joshua D Linnell; Darius Amani-Taleshi; Richard Korentager; William R Dougherty
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1559-0488     ISO Abbreviation:  J Burn Care Res     Publication Date:    2012 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-10     Completed Date:  2012-12-19     Revised Date:  2013-03-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101262774     Medline TA:  J Burn Care Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e213-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic Surgery and Burnett Burn Center, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chemical Industry*
Debridement / methods
Dermatitis, Occupational / etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Dermatitis, Phototoxic / etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Dermatologic Agents / therapeutic use
Occupational Health
Risk Assessment
Treatment Outcome
Ultraviolet Rays / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dermatologic Agents

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