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Incidence of Contact Hypersensitivity and Cross Sensitivity of Neomycin Group of Antibiotics
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Bajaj A K, Sharma R. Incidence of Contact Hypersensitivity and Cross Sensitivity of Neomycin Group of Antibiotics. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1985;51:271-273
AbstractOne hundred consecutive patients suspected to have contact dermatitis due to topical medicaments were patch tested with 20% neomycin, framycetin, gentamicin as well as other commercially available antibacterial agents. Neomycin sensitivity was observed in 16.0% cases, while framycetin and gentamicin sensitivity was seen in 11.0% and 4.2% respectively. Fifty percent neomycin hypersensitive cases cross - reacted with framycetin and 22.00/o cross reactivity was observed with getamicin.