Allergic contact dermatitis from 2-n-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one, a paint mildewcide

C G Mathias, Klaus Ejner Andersen, K Hamann

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Severe allergic contact dermatitis from a paint mildewcide, 2-n-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one, developed in a worker formulating latex paints within a paint manufacturing company, Guinea pig maximization testing demonstrated this to be a moderate sensitizer. Further cases of allergic contact dermatitis may be encountered as the use of this biocide increases in the market place.
Original languageEnglish
JournalContact Dermatitis
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)507-9
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1983


  • Adult
  • Dermatitis, Contact
  • Dermatitis, Occupational
  • Fungicides, Industrial
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Paint
  • Patch Tests
  • Thiazoles

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