Contact Dermatitis in Trivandrum
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Shanmugham Pillai S M. Contact Dermatitis in Trivandrum. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1989;55:297-300
AbstractOne hundred patients (63 males and 37 females) were patch tested. Maidmum number (32) of cases were skilled labourers, housewives (19) and manual labourers (10) Cement (24), metals (22) and foot-wear (14) constituted the major causes for dermatitis Fifty one patients showed positive patch tests with potassium dichromate. The source of chromate sensitivity in 47.03% was cement and in 33.32% metals in the wearing apparel.