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Australas J Dermatol. 2016 Nov;57(4):294-295. doi: 10.1111/ajd.12384. Epub 2015 Aug 25.

Airborne exposure to methylisothiazolinone in paint causing allergic contact dermatitis: An Australian perspective.

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1
Department of Dermatology, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2
Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre, Skin and Cancer Foundation, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Abstract

An alarming increase in contact allergy to methylisothiazolinone (MI) has been noted worldwide. Airborne exposure to MI in paint is an acknowledged occupational hazard. We present the first Australian report of airborne allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) following exposure to wall paint containing MI.

KEYWORDS:

airborne; allergic contact dermatitis; eczema; methylisothiazolinone; paint; patch test

PMID:
26303034
DOI:
10.1111/ajd.12384

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