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Dihydroabietyl alcohol (Abitol): a sensitizer in mascara.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  527327     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A nickel-sensitized female patient developed a contact dermatitis reaction to her mascara that was maintained by her spectacle frames, which contained nickel. On patch testing, she reacted to dihydroabietyl alcohol (Abitol), which was present in her mascara, and to hypoallergenic adhesive tape containing methyl abietate. There was also cross-reactivity with colophony and abietic acid.
A Dooms-Goossens; H Degreef; E Luytens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contact dermatitis     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0105-1873     ISO Abbreviation:  Contact Derm.     Publication Date:  1979 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-04-17     Completed Date:  1980-04-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7604950     Medline TA:  Contact Dermatitis     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  350-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cosmetics / adverse effects*
Cross Reactions
Dermatitis, Contact / etiology*
Diterpenes / adverse effects*
Nickel / adverse effects
Patch Tests
Phenanthrenes / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cosmetics; 0/Diterpenes; 0/Phenanthrenes; 7440-02-0/Nickel

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