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Compound allergy to a skin marker for patch testing: a chromatographic analysis.

Authors
  • Cox, N H
  • Moss, C
  • Hannon, M F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Contact dermatitis
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1989
Volume
21
Issue
1
Pages
12–15
Identifiers
PMID: 2805655
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We present details of a patient who was demonstrated to have contact allergy to a solution used to mark sites of application of patch tests, during investigation of allergy to gold and nickel. Negative results were obtained when patch testing was performed using the individual constituents of the marker solution (gentian violet, dihydroxyacetone and acetone). Chromatographic analysis of various combinations of these chemicals did not identify a chemical derivative which might have caused this reaction.

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