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Contact urticaria to cosmetic and industrial dyes.
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PMID:  20456377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Contact urticaria (CU) defines the weal-and-flare reaction that occurs after external cutaneous contact with a causative agent. These reactions often cause discomfort for patients, affect their quality of life, and in severe cases may be life-threatening. Some dyes are known to be urticariogens. Many people have daily exposure to these urticariogens, because of the widespread use of dyes, for example in textiles, cosmetics and foods. We reviewed industrial and cosmetic dyes such as hair dyes, basic blue 99 dye, patent blue dyes, henna, red dyes, curcumin and reactive dyes, which can potentially cause CU. Overall, the reported cases of CU lacked appropriate controls. Hair-dye constituents such as preservatives and intensifiers may play an important role as causative agents of CU. We recommend appropriate protection guidelines to reduce the incidence of CU in high-risk groups such as hairdressers, dye-factory workers or workers in dye-related industries.
P Davari; H I Maibach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental dermatology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1365-2230     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7606847     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Dermatol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 The Author(s). Journal compilation © 2010 British Association of Dermatologists.
Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
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