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May 1977

Perfume DermatitisA Study of 20 Patients

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, Portland.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(5):623-626. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640050083012

• Patch tests to several screening sets of fragrance materials were performed on 20 perfume-sensitive patients. The most common allergens were found to be a jasmin synthetic (18 of 20 patients), cinnamic alcohol (15 of 20 patients), and hydroxycitronellal (9 of 20 patients). More than half of the patients were also contact sensitive to other ingredients of cosmetics and over-the-counter and prescription preparations.

(Arch Dermatol 113:623-626, 1977)