Le dermatiti delle palpebre

Translated title of the contribution: Dermatitis of the eyelids

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Purpose: To determine the most important causes of contact allergic reactions on the eyes and eyelids. Patients and Methods: This retrospective study provides an analysis of patch-test results obtained in a population of 215 patients suffering from conjunctivitis and/or dermatitis on the eyelids, out of a total population of 2035 patients investigated for contact allergy between February 2003 and April 2005. If indicated, also prick testing with a latex extract was performed. Results: The majority of the patients with eye and/ or eyelid involvement presented with a positive reaction to at least one of the contact allergens tested. The main sensitisation sources were cosmetics (fragrance components, preservatives, emulsifiers, hair-care and nail products), metals (nickel), topical pharmaceutical products (antibiotics, corticosteroids), rubber derivatives, resins (e.g. epoxy resin), and plants. Also latex-allergy (immediate-type sensitivity presenting as a contacturticaria syndrome) was a frequent finding in such patients. Conclusion: Contact allergy is a common cause of eyelid dermatitis in particular and the allergens may reach the skin in many different ways.

Translated title of the contributionDermatitis of the eyelids
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationJournal of Plastic Dermatology
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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