| ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION
|Year : 1985 | Volume
| Issue : 5 | Page : 271--273
Incidence of Contact Hypersensitivity and Cross Sensitivity of Neomycin Group of Antibiotics
AK Bajaj, Rajeev Sharma
One 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.
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