Angry back syndrome is often due to marginal irritants: a study of 17 cases seen over 4 years.


17 patients with angry back syndrome were identified over a 4-year period (1994-97). 10 such patients were classified as multiple reactors and 7 as exacerbations of atopic eczema. The 10 multiple reactors reacted most commonly to medicaments, rubber chemicals, fragrances, methylchloroisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone, colophonium and nickel. A final… (More)