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SYMPOSIUM IN DERMATOLOGY
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 700-706

Airborne contact dermatitis - current perspectives in etiopathogenesis and management


Departments of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Sanjeev Handa
Departments of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.91832

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The increasing recognition of occupational origin of airborne contact dermatitis has brought the focus on the variety of irritants, which can present with this typical morphological picture. At the same time, airborne allergic contact dermatitis secondary to plant antigens, especially to Compositae family, continues to be rampant in many parts of the world, especially in the Indian subcontinent. The recognition of the contactant may be difficult to ascertain and the treatment may be even more difficult. The present review focuses on the epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic issues in airborne contact dermatitis.


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