Screening allergens for acrylate dermatitis associated with artificial nails

Sandhya V. Koppula, Jack H. Fellman, Frances Storrs

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Background: Acrylates are increasingly observed to be a cause of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD), especially in the cosmetic industry. Patients suspected of acrylate allergy are generally tested to 33 acrylates, and acrylate-allergic patients commonly react positively to many of these allergens. Objective: The objective of the study was to develop a short list of screening acrylates to diagnose acrylate allergy in patients wearing artificial nails. Methods: Twenty-three patients with ACD to acrylates were studied and their patch test reaction rates to 33 acrylates analyzed to identify the acrylates that were most frequently positive. Results: Based on the frequency with which each acrylate was positive in a group of 11 patients wearing artificial nails and the known use of specific acrylates in the nail industry, ethyl acrylate, 2-hydroxy ethyl acrylate, etylene glycol dimethacrylate, ethyl α cyanoacrylate, and triethylene glycol diacrylate were identified as screening acrylates. Conclusion: The pattern of acrylate cross-reactivity among the most frequently positive acrylates suggests that a functional group that is a "carboxy ethyl side group" may be requisite for ACD to acrylates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-85
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Contact Dermatitis
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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Acrylates
Dermatitis
Nails
Allergens
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Industry
Hypersensitivity
acrylic acid
Glycols
Patch Tests
Cosmetics

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Screening allergens for acrylate dermatitis associated with artificial nails. / Koppula, Sandhya V.; Fellman, Jack H.; Storrs, Frances.

In: American Journal of Contact Dermatitis, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1995, p. 78-85.

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