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BACKGROUND Ketoprofen, suprofen and tiaprofenic acid are arylpropionic anti-inflammatories. Their chemical structures share the same elements as the benzoyl radical and the tiophene ring. We experienced nine cases of ketoprofen photoallergy, seven cases of suprofen photoallergy and three cases of tiaprofenic photoallergy. PURPOSE To find the key structure(More)
Irradiation by ultraviolet B (UV-B; 280-320 nm) initiates suppression of contact hypersensitivity. Immunosuppression was induced in C57BL/6N Crj mice by exposure of the dorsal skin or the eyes to a 10 kJ/m2 dose of UV-B radiation from 20SE sunlamps, followed by sensitization with 0.5% fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC). The degree of immunosuppression(More)
We previously reported a case of contact urticaria syndrome (CUS) due to di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DOP) in a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) grip on cotton gloves. The patient reported in this previous paper was careful not to have any contact with PVC products in his daily life or in his working environment. He discontinued the use of protective gloves with a(More)
We report a rare case of contact urticaria due to polyethylene gloves. The patient, a 46-year-old cook, had had had chronic urticaria since 1985, and first visited our hospital in June 2000. We began by prescribing antihistamine and antiallergenic drugs for him, but his condition did not improve. From a detailed interview, we established that when he put on(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported four cases of soy sauce allergy and noted that new criteria are necessary for the prick test. Soy sauce contains histamine and often causes false-positive reactions in the skin tests. It is important to discuss how to interpret the results of prick tests. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eight female patients with soy sauce allergy(More)
Three cases of occupational dermatitis due to additives to rubber gloves are discussed. These cases were not a result of latex allergy and their dermatitis caused by vulcanization accelerator in rubber gloves. Most people have heard of latex allergy, and some people avoid the use of latex products. However, some rubber-related contact dermatitis of hands is(More)