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Occupational airborne allergic contact dermatitis from methacrylates in a dental nurse

Isaksson, Marléne LU ; Zimerson, Erik LU and Svedman, Cecilia LU (2007) In Contact Dermatitis 57(6). p.371-375
Abstract
Background: There are very few reports of airborne allergic contact dermatitis from methacrylates. Objectives: To report a dental nurse with facial eczema supposedly caused by airborne methacrylates present in the work environment. Methods: Patch testing with serial dilutions of several methacrylates and work provocations in environments containing methacrylates was performed. Results: Patch testing with serial dilutions of several methacrylates disclosed a high patch test reactivity. Repeated provocations when working with methacrylates resulted in facial eczema that resolved out of work. Attempts to collect the sensitizers using air pumps for the collection of vapors and filters for the collection of air-born aerosols failed.... (More)
Background: There are very few reports of airborne allergic contact dermatitis from methacrylates. Objectives: To report a dental nurse with facial eczema supposedly caused by airborne methacrylates present in the work environment. Methods: Patch testing with serial dilutions of several methacrylates and work provocations in environments containing methacrylates was performed. Results: Patch testing with serial dilutions of several methacrylates disclosed a high patch test reactivity. Repeated provocations when working with methacrylates resulted in facial eczema that resolved out of work. Attempts to collect the sensitizers using air pumps for the collection of vapors and filters for the collection of air-born aerosols failed. Conclusions: The clinical presentation was that of a facial dermatitis due to airborne exposure to methacrylates. It seems likely that 1 or several of these allergens caused the dermatitis. (Less)
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methyl, methacrylates, ethylene glycol dimethacrylate, clinic, dental, 2-bis(4-[2hydroxy-3-methacryloxypropoxy]phenyl)-propane, 2, airborne, allergic contact dermatitis, methacrylate, occupational, triethyleneglycol dimethacrylate, volatile
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Contact Dermatitis
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57
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6
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371 - 375
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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.1600-0536.2007.01244.x
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English
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  abstract     = {Background: There are very few reports of airborne allergic contact dermatitis from methacrylates. Objectives: To report a dental nurse with facial eczema supposedly caused by airborne methacrylates present in the work environment. Methods: Patch testing with serial dilutions of several methacrylates and work provocations in environments containing methacrylates was performed. Results: Patch testing with serial dilutions of several methacrylates disclosed a high patch test reactivity. Repeated provocations when working with methacrylates resulted in facial eczema that resolved out of work. Attempts to collect the sensitizers using air pumps for the collection of vapors and filters for the collection of air-born aerosols failed. Conclusions: The clinical presentation was that of a facial dermatitis due to airborne exposure to methacrylates. It seems likely that 1 or several of these allergens caused the dermatitis.},
  author       = {Isaksson, Marléne and Zimerson, Erik and Svedman, Cecilia},
  issn         = {0105-1873},
  keyword      = {methyl,methacrylates,ethylene glycol dimethacrylate,clinic,dental,2-bis(4-[2hydroxy-3-methacryloxypropoxy]phenyl)-propane,2,airborne,allergic contact dermatitis,methacrylate,occupational,triethyleneglycol dimethacrylate,volatile},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {371--375},
  publisher    = {Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and Blackwell Publishing Ltd},
  series       = {Contact Dermatitis},
  title        = {Occupational airborne allergic contact dermatitis from methacrylates in a dental nurse},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0536.2007.01244.x},
  volume       = {57},
  year         = {2007},
}