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Sensitization to para-tertiary-butylphenolformaldehyde resin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8655232     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Phenolformaldehyde resins, especially the para-tertiary-butylphenolformaldehyde resin (PTBP-FR), are widely used in industry and in numerous materials of everyday use, such as glues, adhesives, or inks. They can cause many occupational and nonoccupational cases of dermatitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-one patients with positive patch test results to PTBP-FR were selected for this study. They were patch-tested with a series of chemically related compounds and cross-reactions were noted. RESULTS: Phenolformaldehyde resin (PF-R) was frequently positive (65.8%), whereas other compounds gave a much smaller number of positive results. Cases of occupational exposure (24.4%), location of the dermatitis (hands were involved in 46.3% of cases), and possible sources of exposure (shoes were the responsible agent in 12.2% of cases) were evaluated. CONCLUSIONS: Phenolformaldehyde resins are an important cause of contact dermatitis and must be studied chemically and clinically to improve the prognosis of sensitized patients.
L Massone; A Anonide; S Borghi; D Usiglio
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0011-9059     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-30     Completed Date:  1996-07-30     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Galliera Hospital, Genoa, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Allergens / immunology*
Cross Reactions / immunology
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact* / diagnosis,  immunology
Dermatitis, Occupational / diagnosis,  immunology
Follow-Up Studies
Formaldehyde / adverse effects
Hypersensitivity / immunology
Middle Aged
Patch Tests
Resins, Synthetic / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Allergens; 0/Resins, Synthetic; 25085-50-1/p-tert-butylphenolformaldehyde resin; 50-00-0/Formaldehyde

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