Screening for acrylate/methacrylate allergy in the baseline series: our experience in Sweden and Singapore

  title={Screening for acrylate/methacrylate allergy in the baseline series: our experience in Sweden and Singapore},
  author={A. Goon and M. Bruze and E. Zimerson and C. Goh and David Soo-Quee Koh and M. Isaksson},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
Background:  No studies to specifically determine the prevalence of contact allergy to acrylates/methacrylates in patch tested populations have been published. 
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