European Journal of Dermatology


Anaerobic sealants: still a problem today Volume 10, issue 6, September 2000


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Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Sezione di Dermatologia, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Via Savonarola 9, 44100 Ferrara, Italy.

Acrylic anaerobic sealants are widely used in engineering and electronic industries. They may induce allergic contact dermatitis of the first three fingers and onycholysis. We report a case of allergic contact dermatitis due to anaerobic sealants and we underline some practical problems connected with the frequency of sensitization, patch-testing and material safety data sheet availability.