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Prevalence of delayed hypersensitivity to the European standard series in a self-selected population

Greig, J.E., Carson, C.F., Stuckey, M.S. and Riley, T.V. (2000) Prevalence of delayed hypersensitivity to the European standard series in a self-selected population. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 41 (2). pp. 86-89.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-0960.2000.00400.x
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Abstract

There are limited reports of the prevalence of positive reactions in healthy adults to patch tests with standard allergens; there are no recent comprehensive studies from Australia. Healthy adult volunteers (n = 219) from the Western Australian community were patch tested using the European standard series of allergens. Seventy-seven (35%) reacted to at least one allergen, positive patch tests being most prevalent to nickel sulfate (20%), potassium dichromate (9%), cobalt chloride (6%) and fragrance mix (4%). Prevalence of positive patch tests to nickel and chromate was higher than that reported for another healthy population, which may stem from self-selection of volunteers or geographical differences, including extent of exposure to allergens.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/35413
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