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January 1971

Contact Dermatitis From N-Isopropyl-N-Phenylparaphenylenediamine: "Volkswagen Dermatitis"

Author Affiliations

USA, Washington, DC

From the Dermatology Service, Walter Reed General Hospital, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(1):85-87. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000130087014

Allergic contact dermatitis to the rubber antioxidant N-isopropyl-N-phenylparaphenylenediamine (IPPD) occurred in a patient. His vesicular dermatitis of the hands occurred with each washing of his Volkswagen. With automation, allergic contact dermatitis to IPPD has not been a problem to tire factory workers, but can be a problem to consumers using these rubber products.

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