Patch Test Results of Topical Agents

Ritsuko Hayakawa, Kayoko Matsunaga, Kumiko Ohiwa, Mie Kobayashi, Mari Yoshida

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We tested seven corticosteroid ointments, nine corticosteroid creams, three corticosteroid gels, 2 nonsteroid ointments and 2 nonsteroid creams on 114 patients with skin disease, by the closed patch test method. And twenty-seven allergens were patch tested on 62 patients. Ointments and creams were evaluated by Japanese standards and allergens by ICDRG standards. Average positive rates of patch test reactions were as follows, corticosteroid ointments; 48h 1.5% 72h 0.8% corticosteroid creams; 48h 1.8 % 72h 2.0% corticosteroid gels ; 48h 9. 2 % 72h 15.1% Positive rates of allergens were as the following. Neomycin 13.8%, Aclinol 5. 4 %. Lesorcine 3.4%, Lanolin Alcohol 3.3%, P. G. 3.3%. Formalin 3.3%, Menthol 3. 3%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-594
Number of pages5
JournalNishi Nihon Hifuka
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-1982
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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