Peter Schalock, Author at Renal and Urology News

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Contact Dermatitis, Plants

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What to be alert for in the history IRRITANT CONTACT DERMATITIS The most common history for those developing ICD to plants is direct exposure, often prolonged, with plants containing irritants. Often, fissuring or dermatitis will develop on fingertips/fingers as the hands are most commonly in contact. Dryness, fissures, scaling,…

Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Preservatives

Preservatives are ubiquitous in many chemicals and toiletries and are a common cause of acute and chronic allergic contact dermatitis. In one series, up to 50% of patch-tested individuals had at least one reaction to at least one preservative. Formaldehyde Rarely used in topical personal care products, many industrial or workplace exposures Formaldehyde-releasing agents The…

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