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Contact dermatitis from telefax paper.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1424585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A nonatopic female secretary developed hand dermatitis after 1 year of full-time work with telefax paper. Her dermatitis improved on sick leave and vacation and relapsed at work. Patch testing showed allergic reactions to several fragrances, balsam of Peru, colophony and neomycin. In 3 patch test sessions, her own telefax papers gave a doubtful reaction which persisted for 4 days, but it could not be determined whether the reactions were allergic or irritant. The colophony content of the telefax paper was about 1%, and it was possible that colophony in the telefax paper was responsible for the weak path test reactions. Accordingly, the contact dermatitis would have been allergic. The patient has now been relocated, does not handle telefax paper, and is symptomless. We concluded that our patient had an occupational hand contact dermatitis induced by telefax paper and possibly caused by colophony allergy.
L Kanerva; T Estlander; R Jolanki; M L Henriks-Eckerman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contact dermatitis     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0105-1873     ISO Abbreviation:  Contact Derm.     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-03     Completed Date:  1992-12-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7604950     Medline TA:  Contact Dermatitis     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Dermatology, Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact / diagnosis,  etiology*
Dermatitis, Occupational / etiology*
Hand Dermatoses / chemically induced
Middle Aged
Resins, Plant / adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Resins, Plant; 8050-09-7/rosin

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