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Contact allergy is more common in individuals with fibromyalgia than in the general population

This study aimed to investigate the contact allergy rates to the sensitizers in a baseline series and compare them with corresponding rates in dermatitis patients and the general population. In this MEDtalk, Annarita Antelmi, Department of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden, present the study’s results. The study shows that contact allergy was significantly more common in the fibromyalgia group compared to the general population concerning nickel and the fragrance markers Myroxolon pereirae and fragrance mix I. In addition, there were fewer allergic reactions to preservatives in the fibromyalgia group compared with the dermatitis group.

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