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Citral a fragrance allergen and irritant

Heydorn, S; Menne, T; Andersen, KE; Bruze, Magnus LU ; Svedman, Cecilia LU ; White, IR and Basketter, DA (2003) In Contact Dermatitis 49(1). p.32-36
Abstract
Citral is a well known contact allergen and a contact irritant. Routine patch testing in the past may have been restricted because of possible irritant (IR) patch test responses. 586 consecutive patients, with hand eczema, were patch tested with a selection of fragrances including citral 2% petrolatum and the European standard series. 28 of the patients showed a positive patch test reaction (+ to +++) to citral and 82 at least 1 IR patch test reaction and no positive patch test reaction to citral. A statistically significant association between a positive patch test reaction to citral and positive patch test reactions to other fragrances compared with IR reactions (n = 82) was established. The difference regarding fragrance history found... (More)
Citral is a well known contact allergen and a contact irritant. Routine patch testing in the past may have been restricted because of possible irritant (IR) patch test responses. 586 consecutive patients, with hand eczema, were patch tested with a selection of fragrances including citral 2% petrolatum and the European standard series. 28 of the patients showed a positive patch test reaction (+ to +++) to citral and 82 at least 1 IR patch test reaction and no positive patch test reaction to citral. A statistically significant association between a positive patch test reaction to citral and positive patch test reactions to other fragrances compared with IR reactions (n = 82) was established. The difference regarding fragrance history found between those with IR and positive reactions to citral was not significant. Citral could be an allergen and/or irritant, worthy of further more extensive studies. (Less)
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patch testing, fragrance, contact irritant, citral, contact allergen
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Contact Dermatitis
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49
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1
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32 - 36
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Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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0105-1873
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10.1111/j.0105-1873.2003.00144.x
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English
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  author       = {Heydorn, S and Menne, T and Andersen, KE and Bruze, Magnus and Svedman, Cecilia and White, IR and Basketter, DA},
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  series       = {Contact Dermatitis},
  title        = {Citral a fragrance allergen and irritant},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0105-1873.2003.00144.x},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2003},
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