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Year : 1983  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 99--101

Cytodiagnosis in Contact Dermatitis

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The role of cytology in the diagnosis and differentiation of contact dermatitis of two mojor types-allergic and irritant is evaluated. Study in 10 cases of allergic contact dermatitis and 5 cases of irritant dermatitis revealed that lymphocytes were the predominant cells in cytologic smears in the allergic contact dermatitis. But the polymorphs predominated in primary irritant dermatitis. It is concluded that cytology. Will be of help in differentiating the two types of contact dermatitis.


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