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Contact Urticaria

  • Christophe J. Le CozEmail author
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Abstract

In occupational contact urticaria, various causative agents have been described, in particular chemicals or proteins.

The mechanism can be an immunological or non-immunological.

Natural rubber latex is due to immediatetype.

Immediate type hypersensitivity reactions to natural latex proteins are well-described causes of occupational contact urticaria, resulting in protein contact dermatitis.

Identification of occupational contact urticaria, in particular under the clinical picture of protein contact dermatitis is a diagnostic challenge.

Keywords

Aquagenic urticaria Cold urticaria Cyclic acid anhydrides Heat urticaria Immunological contact urticaria (ICU) Protein contact dermatitis Quaternary ammonium compounds Symptomatic dermographism Vibratory urticaria angioedema 

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  1. 1.Cabinet de DermatologieStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de DermatochimieStrasbourgFrance

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