Tinuvin® P in a spandex tape as a cause of clothing dermatitis

Kayoko Arisu, Ritsuko Hayakawa, Yasuko Ogino, Kayoko Matsunaga, Masa‐Aki ‐A Kaniwa

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We report a 54‐year‐old female with allergic Contact dermatitis from 2‐(2‐hydroxy‐5‐methytphenyl) benzotriazole (Tinuvin® P) in a spandex tape sewn into underwear. Tinuvin® P is used us an ultraviolet light absorber for stabilizing plastics and the other organic materials against discoloration and deterioration. It is effective in protecting synthetic and natural fibers, polyesters, chlorinated polyesters, polyvinyls, cellulose acetate, ethyl cellulose, acrylates, dyes, waxes, detergents, cosmetic formulations, etc. Our patient developed itchy erythema on her shoulders, chest and upper back after wearing underwear for I night. She showed positive reactions to spandex tape sewn into the underwear. She also reacted to 2‐(2‐hydroxy‐5‐meihylphenyl)benzotriazole (Tinuvin P), which was contained in the spandex. No cross‐reaction to other benzotriazoles was seen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-316
Number of pages6
JournalContact Dermatitis
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 05-1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Dermatology


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