Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Early Recognition and Diagnosis of Important Allergens

Sharon E. Jacob; Tace Steele


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Allergen Sources

Allergens are commonly found in routine daily hygiene products such as vitamins (chromium, B12) and medicaments (Neosporin ® , topical corticosteroid creams). The most common allergens in the United States are listed in Table 1 . For this review, the major allergens have been grouped into classification categories of metals and antimicrobials.


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