Occupational allergic contact dermatitis caused by isocyanates.

  title={Occupational allergic contact dermatitis caused by isocyanates.},
  author={An Goossens and T Detienne and Magnus Bruze},
  journal={Contact dermatitis},
  volume={47 5},
Between 1978 and 2001, 22 patients were diagnosed with occupation-related allergic contact dermatitis from isocyanates and/or polyurethanes in our clinic. 13 had a positive reaction to the isocyanates, of whom 10 also reacted to diaminodiphenylmethane (MDA), which is used in the production or processing of isocyanates and polyurethanes; 9 reacted only to MDA. The object of the present study was to identify the trades and industries responsible for the development of contact allergy to these… CONTINUE READING