Contact allergy to o-cresol--a sensitizer in phenol-formaldehyde resin.

  title={Contact allergy to o-cresol--a sensitizer in phenol-formaldehyde resin.},
  author={Magnus Bruze and Erik Zimerson},
  journal={American journal of contact dermatitis : official journal of the American Contact Dermatitis Society},
  volume={13 4},
BACKGROUND In patients hypersensitive to phenol formaldehyde resin (PFR) it is, for therapeutic and preventive reasons, important to know the identity of the primary sensitizing substances, their sensitizing capacity, as well as their cross-reaction patterns. When elucidating the issue of cross reactivity in patients with contact allergy to simple methylol phenols (MP), o-cresol was shown to be a contact sensitizer. Besides cross reactivity, contamination of one or more MP(s) in o-cresol as… CONTINUE READING