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Open Assay Models (Washing) for Evaluating Subclinical Irritant Dermatitis
By: Howard I. Maibach, MD, and Veranne Charbonnier, University of California
Posted: May 6, 2003, from the December 2001 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries.
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- From Cosmetics & Toiletries
- December 2001 issue, pg 38
- 2 pages
- open assay models
- irritant dermatitis
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To avoid the acute irritation and dryness that a sincle occlusive surfactant application (24-h) patch tes4t may cause, and to more realistically approximate actual consumer use, an open assay model was chosen to define subclinical, non-erthematous irritation in the stratum corneum. The model evaluates irritation by using clinical and instrumental techniques, as welll as squamometry measurements obtained from skin strippings.
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