oa South African Medical Journal - Contact dermatitis due to DDT
|Article Title||Contact dermatitis due to DDT|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Apr 1950|
|Pages||300 - 301|
|Keyword(s)||DDT, Dermatitis, Insecticide, Solvents and Toxicity|
Contact dermatitis due to DDT is, considering the widespread use of this insecticide, very rare. The few cases so far reported have all been due to DDT in solution, the dry powder being apparently inactive as a skin sensitizing agent. An unusual feature in the case now reported is the presence of purpuric lesions.
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