Methylisothiazolinone contact allergy--growing epidemic.

  title={Methylisothiazolinone contact allergy--growing epidemic.},
  author={Michael Dyrgaard Lundov and Morten S Opstrup and Jeanne D Johansen},
  journal={Contact dermatitis},
  volume={69 5},
BACKGROUND The prevalence of contact allergy to the isothiazolinone preservative methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI) in combination with methylisothiazolinone (MI) and MI alone has increased in the last couple of years. OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalence of contact allergy to MI, MCI/MI and benzisothiazolinone (BIT) among patch tested patients at Gentofte Hospital, as well as the use of MI in cosmetic products. METHODS Patients patch tested with either MI, MCI/MI or BIT from 2010 to… CONTINUE READING
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