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Systemically induced contact dermatitis from dental rosin.

Department of Occupational Dermatology, General Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
Scandinavian journal of dental research 01/1995; 102(6):376-8. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0722.1994.tb01487.x
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ABSTRACT Rosin is a ubiquitous contact sensitizer which may be present in dental materials such as periodontal dressings, impression materials, cements, and cavity varnishes When a hypersensitive person is exposed to a sensitizer, allergic contact dermatitis/stomatitis may develop, most commonly after direct skin/mucosa contact with the sensitizer. However, widespread dermatitis may develop after systemic administration of the sensitizer, and this paper reports the case of a rosin-hypersensitive man who developed widespread eczematous dermatitis after dental treatment with a rosin-containing product.

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