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Evaluating ACD Frequency After Reducing Exposure to Sensitizers

Contact Author N.O. Wesley and Howard I. Maibach, MD
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The economic burden of contact dermatitis is extensive due to work hours lost and physician visits. In the workplace, for example, contact dermatitis (irritant and allergic) accounts for 40% of all occupational illnesses (excluding injury) and 25% of time lost from work.1 Common sensitizers leading to allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) include metals, plants, cosmetics, rubber compounds and medicines.2,3



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