contact dermatitis


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contact dermatitis

n.
An acute or chronic skin inflammation resulting from contact with an irritating substance or allergen.

contact dermatitis

Inflammation of the skin due to irritants or allergic reaction. Irritants can be chemicals, metals, certain plants, or drugs. Symptoms can vary in severity from itching to cracks and bleeding.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contact dermatitis - a delayed type of allergic reaction of the skin resulting from skin contact with a specific allergen (such as poison ivy)
bubble gum dermatitis - an allergic contact dermatitis developed around the lips of children who chew bubble gum
Rhus dermatitis - contact dermatitis resulting from contact with plants of the genus Toxicodendron
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In some cases, patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis may be useful.
The viscous homemade children's plaything known as "slime" has been associated with allergic, as well as irritant, contact dermatitis of the hands, thanks to an array of possible compounds with which it can be made, according to a case report in Pediatric Dermatology.
Dermatitis was another common hazard noted among the dentists and staff.41 Latex was considered as one of the major factors which caused contact dermatitis.42-44 Other factors were increased use of rubber dam.22 The frequency of latex allergic reactions has rapidly increased.22,24,45 Different studies done in Sweden have reported 15% of hand eczema.46 In Thailand a study reported 22% of contact dermatitis47, and around one third of dentists reported hand dermatitis in Newzeland48, Australia49 and UK41.
Biopharmaceutical company Edesa Biotech Inc (Nasdaq:EDSA) revealed on Thursday the receipt of the US Food and Drug Administration's "safe to proceed" letter for its Phase 2b clinical protocol of EB01 for the potential treatment of chronic allergic contact dermatitis (ACD).
Edesa Biotech has been notified by the FDA that it may proceed with its clinical investigation of EB01, a novel sPLA2 inhibitor, which Edesa is developing as a potential treatment for chronic allergic contact dermatitis. The FDA "safe to proceed" letter formally approves the company's Phase 2b clinical protocol and authorizes the company to begin its clinical investigation.
The manifestations warranting inclusion were asthma, rhinitis, urticaria/angioedema, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, allergic conjunctivitis and drug allergies.
For example, the prevalence of allergic contact dermatitis among operators in the sector ranges 13-30% [1].
Contact dermatitis (CD) is an inflammatory skin disease caused by chemicals or metal ions that exert irritant (toxic) effects, or by small reactive chemicals (contact allergens) that modify proteins and induce immune responses (predominantly by T-cell response) (1).
So why was propylene glycol (PG) declared the Allergen of the Year for 2018 by the North American Contact Dermatitis Society?