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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 174--177

Footwear Dermatitis - Clinical Patterns and Contact Allergens



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Thirty patients suspected of contact dermatitis of footwear studied to evaluate various clinical presentations and possible sensitizers. 'V' chappals and sandals were suspected alone in 12, a combination of open and closed shoes in 15 and closed shoes alone in 3 patients. Commonest affected sites were dorsa of feet and toes in 14 and dorsa of feet corresponding to the shape of footwear in 12 patients. Patch tests were done using a battery of sixteen allergens. Positive patch tests were seen in 29 patients. Rubber chemicals were the commonest allergens detected in 26 patients, dyes in 10, leather in 6, glues and neoprene cements in 4 and rubber material from suspected footwear as such in 4 patients respectively.






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