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Methacrylate-based materials are used daily in dental practice. Specialized publications report these materials as allergens with a high sensitizing potential. To draw the attention of dental doctors and personnel to risk factors of developing occupational allergies. History and dermatological status of the patient were taken and he was given an epicutaneous test. The allergy testing revealed a strong positive allergic reaction to methacrylates which persisted and was observed at 72 hours as well as on day 7. A diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis was made on the basis of the patient's history, the clinical examination and the results of the epicutaneous test. The presented clinical case shows that early identification of the specific causative agents allows clinicians to take adequate measures and achieve results without having to use a medicine, and stop the progression of the occupational disease and the development of complications. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Atanas Chonin, Iliyana Stoeva. Allergic Contact Dermatitis due to Methacrylates in a Dental Technician - a Clinical Case. Folia medica. 2020 Sep 30;62(3):626-630

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