The aluminum content in some patch test allergens


Baydar T. , Sahin G. , Aydin A. , Isimer A., Atakan N.

BIOLOGICAL TRACE ELEMENT RESEARCH, vol.64, pp.37-42, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02783323
  • Title of Journal : BIOLOGICAL TRACE ELEMENT RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-42
  • Keywords: Al, patch test allergens, atomic absorption spectrometry, microwave digestion unit

Abstract

The Al content of 18 patch test allergens were measured by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrophotometry. It was found that these preparations contained Al in various amounts. We conclude that the presence of Al in patch test allergens may interfere with the diagnosis and evaluations of patients to whom the test is applied.