Contact sensitization caused by toluene sulfonamide-formaldehyde resin in women who use nail cosmetics

Antonella Tosti, Liliana Guerra, Colombina Vincenzi, Bianca Maria Piraccini, Anna Maria Peluso

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The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of sensitization to toluene sulfonamide-formaldehyde resin (TSFR) in women who had contact dermatitis and had used nail polishes. From January of 1987 to September of 1992, 888 consecutive women who had contact dermatitis were patch tested with TSFR, 10% in petrolatum. Fifty-nine patients (6.6%) showed a positive patch test reaction to the resin. TSFR sensitization was always relevant to either the patient's presenting or to a past skin condition. Twelve of these 59 patients were also patch tested with their dried personal nail polishes and 11 had positive patch test reactions. Our results show that TSFR is one of the most common sources of sensitization from cosmetic products (6.6%). In our experience, TSFR should always be tested on subjects who use nail cosmetics because neither the history nor the clinical features are sufficient criteria for excluding or suggesting a diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-153
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Contact Dermatitis
Volume4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1993

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Sulfonamides
Toluene
Nails
Cosmetics
Formaldehyde
Patch Tests
Contact Dermatitis
Petrolatum
History
Skin

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Contact sensitization caused by toluene sulfonamide-formaldehyde resin in women who use nail cosmetics. / Tosti, Antonella; Guerra, Liliana; Vincenzi, Colombina; Piraccini, Bianca Maria; Peluso, Anna Maria.

In: American Journal of Contact Dermatitis, Vol. 4, No. 3, 09.1993, p. 150-153.

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Tosti, Antonella ; Guerra, Liliana ; Vincenzi, Colombina ; Piraccini, Bianca Maria ; Peluso, Anna Maria. / Contact sensitization caused by toluene sulfonamide-formaldehyde resin in women who use nail cosmetics. In: American Journal of Contact Dermatitis. 1993 ; Vol. 4, No. 3. pp. 150-153.
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