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Occupational protein contact dermatitis and paronychia from natural rubber latex.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11444276     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Protein contact dermatitis (PCD) is a chronic recurrent dermatitis caused by contact with a proteinaceous material. PCD may also present as paronychia. Here a case of PCD and paronychia from natural rubber latex (NRL) is presented. The correct diagnosis would not have been established if prick testing with NRL had not been performed. This case shows that contact allergy presenting as dermatitis may occur despite negative patch test results. PCD from NRL may be relatively common, although very few cases have been published. This is probably due to the fact that the term contact urticaria is so closely connected to NRL that automatically all cases of type I allergy to NRL are considered contact urticaria, although the clinical picture is a dermatitis, i.e. PCD.
L Kanerva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0926-9959     ISO Abbreviation:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-10     Completed Date:  2001-08-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216037     Medline TA:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  504-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Dermatology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki.
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MeSH Terms
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact / complications,  diagnosis*,  etiology
Dermatitis, Occupational / complications,  diagnosis*,  etiology*
Follow-Up Studies
Gloves, Protective / adverse effects*
Latex Hypersensitivity / complications,  diagnosis*
Paronychia / complications,  diagnosis*,  etiology
Patch Tests
Proteins / adverse effects
Severity of Illness Index
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