Allergic contact dermatitis to metal allergens in Iran.

  title={Allergic contact dermatitis to metal allergens in Iran.},
  author={Alireza Khatami and Mansour Nassiri-Kashani and Farzam Gorouhi and Shahab Babakoohi and Ali Kazerouni-Timsar and Parastoo Davari and Maryam Sarraf-Yazdy and Yahya Dowlati and Alireza Firooz},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  volume={52 12},
BACKGROUND Metallic allergens such as nickel are among the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD), but frequencies of contact dermatitis to these allergens may vary in different areas. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the frequencies of ACD caused by three common metallic allergens: nickel sulfate; potassium dichromate; and cobalt chloride. METHODS Data for 1137 patients with clinical diagnoses of contact dermatitis and/or atopic dermatitis evaluated by patch… CONTINUE READING