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Title: Contact allergy to petrolatums. (I). Sensitizing capacity of different brands of yellow and white petrolatums
Authors: Goossens, An ×
Degreef, Hugo #
Issue Date: May-1983
Series Title: Contact dermatitis vol:9 issue:3 pages:175-85
Abstract: 46 yellow and white petrolatums were screened for their skin sensitizing properties in 3 subjects with known histories of contact sensitivity to yellow petrolatum. Patch testing revealed that all the petrolatums examined contain sensitizing substances in varying amounts. The results were analyzed with regard to origin, color, purification procedures involved in the production of pharmaceutical grade petrolatum, and pharmacopoeial requirements satisfied. Allergenicity correlated positively with these parameters, but only among petrolatums of the same brand. Petrolatum sensitivity may sometimes account for false positive patch test reactions to substances diluted in it. A petrolatum which causes no reaction on healthy skin may cause eczematous reactions on damaged skin.
ISSN: 0105-1873
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Dermatology
Laboratory of Dermatoimmunology (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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