oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Clothing contact dermatitis : allergies in the workplace

Volume 28, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Clothing dermatitis from textile fibres, dyes and chemical finishes is not well described in the literature. Clothing dermatitis can be found amongst textile industry workers, textile and garment sales personnel and end users of the products made from textiles. Despite the broad range of people exposed, and thus potentially at risk, textile dermatitis is often unrecognised and misdiagnosed. There are a wide range of substances used in textile manufacture but despite this dyes and resins are the most frequently found cause of clothing dermatitis. A case is presented to illustrate important aspects of clothing dermatitis in the end user, a factory worker who developed contact dermatitis to a mop cap. It highlights the clinical presentation of clothing dermatitis and how to diagnose, manage and prevent it.

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