Persistence of contact allergy to chromium

Jens Thormann, N. B. Jespersen, Høgni Debes Joensen

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Forty-eight patients with a positive patch test to potassium dichromate 0.5% were retested after 4–7 years; 38 patients (79%) still had a positive patch test. Chromate allergy seems to be persistent. In 72% of the cases a history of occupational exposure to chromates could be proved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-264
Number of pages4
JournalContact Dermatitis
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1979
Externally publishedYes


  • contact allergy
  • occupational dermatosis
  • patch tests
  • potassium dichromate


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