Allergic contact dermatitis due to textile fibers; Clothing allergy; Textile contact dermatitis
Textile allergy or textile contact dermatitis can be defined as cutaneous manifestations caused by wearing clothing.
The manifestation of textile allergy is usually located in the skin. For that reason, it is also known as textile contact dermatitis. The etiological agents may be the fabric itself or more commonly the chemical additives used in manufacturing the clothes, e.g., textile dyes and finishing agents.
The first case of textile contact dermatitis was probably recognized by a group of dermatologists in the British Army, during the Second World War, who found a number of cases in some of the troops of the British Army because of wearing khaki shirts. Skin lesions such as papular, scaly, erythrodermic, and even purpuric ones were described and it was concluded that those were due to a primary irritant quality in new khaki shirts....
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