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To the Editor.—
Recently in the Archives (95:43 and 89, 1967) two articles appeared on "Contact Dermatitis Due to Spandex," one by Porter and Sommer and the other by Dickey.On one hand Porter and Sommer comment that Lycra is one of five commercially available polyurethane elastomers referred to collectively as spandex. Lycra is considered the allergic sensitizer.On the other hand Dickey comments that his experience confirms the report of Snider in respect to the absence of allergic contacttype dermatitis due to the Lycra form of spandex.Who is right: Porter and Sommer or Dickey?
Alfred Hollander. CONTACT DERMATITIS DUE TO SPANDEX. Arch Dermatol. 1967;95(6):665. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01600360111026