Korean J Dermatol.  1998 Feb;36(1):143-147.

A Case of Epoxy Resin-induced Airborne Allergic Contact Dermatitis


Produced in large-scale since the 1950s, epoxy resins have been used diversely, and new uses are continuing to be found and developed so that the accompanying risks of dermatitis have been spread to new industries such as construction and road building. Epoxy resin, irritants and allergens, cause both direct and airborne contact dermatitis, and occupational dermatitis, This was observed shortly after they were introduced. We report a case of airborne allergic contact dermatitis by an epoxy resin in an antiskid-surfacing worker. A 46-year-old Korean male presented with symmetrical eczematous lesions on exposed areas. A Patch test revealed positive reactions to epoxy resin 1% and their own material, and the symptoms cleared when he changed work environments.


Eposy resin; Air-borne contact dermatitis
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