Contact allergy to reactive dyes in footwear

@article{Lecamwasam2017ContactAT,
  title={Contact allergy to reactive dyes in footwear},
  author={Kamalini Lecamwasam and Faheem Latheef and Benjamin Walker and Mark Wilkinson},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
  year={2017},
  volume={76}
}
Reactive dyes have been used in the textile industry for the past 60 years; they colour fibres brightly and are highly wetfast. They consist of a direct colourant (an azo, anthraquinone or phthalocyanin derivative group) connected to a reactive group, which is capable of linking through covalent bonds to the amine or sulfhydryl groups of proteins (1). We report a case of a delayed contact hypersensitivity reaction to reactive dyes. 
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