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Dermatitis. 2008 Mar-Apr;19(2):63-72.

Lanolin allergy: history, epidemiology, responsible allergens, and management.

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University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Abstract

Allergy to lanolin has been recognized by dermatologists for decades. This review summarizes the history, epidemiology, and allergenicity of lanolin and its derivatives. "The lanolin paradox" and the safety of pharmaceutical-grade lanolin products are also discussed.

PMID:
18413106
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