Occupational hypersensitivity to metal salts, including platinum, in the secondary industry.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Exposure to platinum group elements (PGEs) - platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd), rhodium (Rh) and iridium (Ir) - may cause acute toxicity or hypersensitivity with respiratory symptoms, urticaria and (less frequently) contact dermatitis. Our aim was to determine the prevalence and the clinical characteristics of hypersensitivity to platinum salts and… (More)

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