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Irritant Dermatitis

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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

  • Cheol Heon LeeAffiliated withDepartment of Dermatology, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym Universuty
  • , Howard I. MaibachAffiliated withDepartment of Dermatology, University of California

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30. Conclusion

It is clear that SLS data does not provide a unanimous opinion on all points. Yet, the preponderance of the observations suggest that we are beginning to understand some of the parameters, such as purity, dose, patch, anatomic site, single versus multiple application, and occluded versus open application, that influence diverse response of the skin irritation.