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July 1964

Allergy to Trivalent Chromium

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, University of Lund.

Arch Dermatol. 1964;90(1):4-6. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01600010010003

Using intracutaneous tests it was shown that a person allergic to hexavalent chromium is regularly allergic also to trivalent chromium.

Patch tests with strong solutions of trivalent chromium (0.5 M chromium trichloride) are not invariably positive in chromium-sensitive persons.

Basophil leukocytes are increased in the inflammatory exudate produced by trivalent chromium in chromium allergic individuals just as in exudate produced by chromate and other allergens.

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