The preservative iodopropynyl butylcarbamate: frequency of allergic reactions and diagnostic considerations.

@article{Schnuch2002ThePI,
  title={The preservative iodopropynyl butylcarbamate: frequency of allergic reactions and diagnostic considerations.},
  author={Axel Schnuch and Johannes Geier and Jochen Brasch and Wolfgang Uter},
  journal={Contact dermatitis},
  year={2002},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={153-6}
}
The preservative iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC) (0.1% in petrolatum) was tested in 4883 consecutive patients for 18 months between January 1998 and June 1999. With regard to the MOAHLFA-Index, the study population comprised 37% males; 17% with occupational and 19% with atopic dermatitis; 31% with hand, 10% with leg and 17% with face dermatitis; 61% were age 40 and above. According to readings at D3, 0.3% were allergic to IPBC, with 14 + and 2 + + reactions. Doubtful or irritant reactions… CONTINUE READING