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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 144--145

Contact sensitivity to toilet soaps



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Out of 200 patients suspected to be suffering from contact dermatitis due to toilet soaps, patch tests were found to be positive in 158 patients (79%). The contact sensitivity was more frequently seen with perfumed soaps (48%) followed by non perfumed ordinary soaps (32%), glycerin soaps (8.2%), Herbal soaps (5.0%), antiseptic soaps (4.4%) and baby (1.2%), predominently in females (80%); majority of them belonging to age group of 21-40 yrs.






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