Cecilia Svedman

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UNLABELLED A new fragrance mix (FM II), with 6 frequently used chemicals not present in the currently used fragrance mix (FM I), was evaluated in 6 dermatological centres in Europe, as previously reported. In this publication, test results with the individual constituents and after repeated open application test (ROAT) of FM II are described. Furthermore,(More)
Oak moss absolute is a long-known, popular natural extract widely used in perfumes. It is reported as the cause of allergic reactions in a significant number of those with perfume allergy. Oak moss absolute has been the target of recent research to identify its allergenic components. Recently, chloroatranol, a hitherto unknown fragrance allergen, was(More)
BACKGROUND Metallic implants, stents, are increasingly being used especially in patients with stenosis of the cardiac vessels. Ten to thirty per cent of the patients suffer from restenosis regardless of aetiology. We have shown increased frequency of contact allergy to stent metals in stented patients. OBJECTIVES To we evaluate whether contact allergy to(More)
Laser Doppler imaging (LDI), a new technique which allows measurement of skin blood perfusion at a distance from the skin surface, was assessed methodologically in healthy volunteers. Each skin LDI value was based on virtually real-time measurements obtained from a number of discrete measuring sites. In scans made along the circumference of the lower arm,(More)
The currently used 8% fragrance mix (FM I) does not identify all patients with a positive history of adverse reactions to fragrances. A new FM II with 6 frequently used chemicals was evaluated in 1701 consecutive patients patch tested in 6 dermatological centres in Europe. FM II was tested in 3 concentrations - 28% FM II contained 5% hydroxyisohexyl(More)
BACKGROUND We have recently found a correlation between contact allergy to gold sodium thiosulphate (GSTS) and gold concentration in the blood (B-Au) in a stented population: the higher the B-Au, the stronger the patch-test reaction. OBJECTIVES To further investigate the correlation between B-Au and patch-test reactivity to gold. METHODS In this(More)
Axillary dermatitis is a common problem, particularly in individuals with contact allergy to fragrances. Many individuals suspect their deodorant to be the causal product of their fragrance allergy. It has been shown that deodorants containing cinnamic aldehyde (cinnamal) can elicit axillary dermatitis in patients sensitized to this substance. The aim of(More)
Citral is a well known contact allergen and a contact irritant. Routine patch testing in the past may have been restricted because of possible irritant (IR) patch test responses. 586 consecutive patients, with hand eczema, were patch tested with a selection of fragrances including citral 2% petrolatum and the European standard series. 28 of the patients(More)
PURPOSE To describe a dermally non-invasive serial sampling technique and to test its clinical feasibility with regard to glucose measurement. METHODS A standardized skin mini-erosion devoid of the epidermal barrier, and covered by an artificial one, was formed by a suctioning technique. Interstitial fluid (IF) was extracted serially by brief application(More)
Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, also known as Lyral, is a fragrance ingredient identified as the cause of contact allergic reactions in 2-3% of eczema patients undergoing patch testing. Lyral has been included in the standard patch test series in many clinics due to its importance as an allergen. It has been used without restrictions in(More)