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Experimental Contact Dermatitis Using 2,4-Dinitrochlorobenzene in Humans

  • J. A. A. Hunter
  • M. M. Carr
  • P. A. Botham
  • D. J. Gawkrodger
  • E. McVittie
  • J. A. Ross
  • I. C. Stewart
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Abstract

Contact dermatitis, due to both allergenic (sensitising) and irritant (non-sensitising) agents is a major clinical problem in industry and the home. Although its prevalence in a population depends on the nature of employment and industry, and environmental factors, it has been shown that one type of contact dermatitis alone, hand eczema, affects 2% of men and 3% of women [1]. Industrial dermatitis in fact accounts for about 65% of all spells of absence from work in the United Kingdom recorded under prescribed diseases [9].

Keywords

Toxicity Mercury Rubber explOSives Ferritin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. A. Hunter
  • M. M. Carr
  • P. A. Botham
  • D. J. Gawkrodger
  • E. McVittie
  • J. A. Ross
  • I. C. Stewart

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