Role of different valence states of chromium in the elicitation of allergic contact dermatitis.

@article{Iyer2002RoleOD,
  title={Role of different valence states of chromium in the elicitation of allergic contact dermatitis.},
  author={Veeraraghavan J. Iyer and Gautam Banerjee and C. B. Govindram and Vidyulata Kamath and Santosh S. Shinde and Archana P. Gaikwad and Hemangi Rajiv Jerajani and Govindarajan Raman and Kotturothu Mamen Cherian},
  journal={Contact dermatitis},
  year={2002},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={
          357-60
        }
}
Chromium, a known contact sensitizer, is present at high levels in certain detergent bars (40-50 p.p.m.) sold in India. A concern was whether chromium present in such detergent bars could sensitize users or their use lead to the elicitation of allergic contact dermatitis. Chromium present in detergent bars was analyzed for its valence state. It was found to be trivalent [Cr (III)] and not hexavalent [Cr (VI)]. An elicitation test on normal volunteers, as well as on volunteers who were sensitive… CONTINUE READING
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