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ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S HOSPITAL, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S HOSPITAL, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Dermatitis of the hands caused by rubber gloves. Dermatitis is a term used to describe the inflammatory reactions of the skin to external agents, as described in "industrial" or in "contact" dermatitis. The term eczema has a similar meaning but is applied to cases of systemic or constitutional dermatitis which result from endogenous causes. Both natural & synthetic rubber require the addition of substances which are strong sensitizers to dermatitis. Such potentially-allergenic additives make the rubber more supple, prevent perishing by oxidation and may speed up the manufacture process.
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