Patologie cutanee da tessuti

Translated title of the contribution: Clothing dermatitis

Paolo D. Pigatto, Lucretia A. Frasin

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Clothes and clothing accessories are one of the most frequent causes of contact dermatitis. There are many data showing that the frequency of textile-dye allergy is increasing, however the exact incidence of clothing dermatitis is unknown (from 1% to 15%). Recent studies from Germany, Austria and North America demonstrate that contact dermatitis produced by allergic or irritant reactions to clothing is more frequent than previously thought. In the second half of nineties in Italy the GIRDCA (Gruppo Italiano Ricerca Dermatiti da Contatto e Ambientali) extimed that the incidence of clothing dermatitis in Italy was 10% of all extraprofessional allergic contact dermatitis. In thefuture, for the increasing shin sensitisation of European population and the elevated commercialization of non controlled products from other countries, contact dermatitis will be a public health problem. This context requests some new prevention strategies.

Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationJournal of Plastic Dermatology
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Pigatto, P. D., & Frasin, L. A. (2006). Patologie cutanee da tessuti. In Journal of Plastic Dermatology (3 ed., Vol. 2, pp. 47-52)