Alison Ehrlich

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Rubber Allergy, Allergic Contact Dermatitis (Contact dermatitis, rubber)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Allergic contact dermatitis due to rubber can be divided into two main categories: allergy to latex (raw rubber compound) or to chemical accelerators, and antioxidants added to the rubber during processing and manufacturing. Thiurams, mercaptobenzothiazole, thioureas, and carbamates are rubber accelerators known to cause sensitization. An example of a…

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