Contact dermatitis in tie and dye industry workers.

  title={Contact dermatitis in tie and dye industry workers.},
  author={Nidhee Mathur and A. C. Mathur and Kausik Banerjee},
  journal={Contact dermatitis},
  volume={12 1},
A survey of the 'Tie and Dye' industry of Jodhpur City in India was made to investigate occupational dermatoses. 49 (16.6%) of 250 workers had incapacitating dermatitis. Skin lesions were seen mostly over the dorsa of the hands and fingers. 26 patients were patch tested with various dyes and chemicals; 14 were positive. Fast Red RC salt was the most potent sensitizer. Other dyes showing positive reactions were Orange GC salt, Bordeaux GP salt, Blue B salt, Red B base and naphthol.