Itching from wool fibres in atopic dermatitis
Article first published online: 11 APR 2006
Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 21–22, July 1987
How to Cite
Bendsöe, N., Björnberg, A. and Asnes, H. (1987), Itching from wool fibres in atopic dermatitis. Contact Dermatitis, 17: 21–22. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.1987.tb02638.x
- Issue published online: 11 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 11 APR 2006
- Accepted for publication 13 February 1987.
- atopic dermatitis;
- wool fibre
In 24 girls with atopic dermatitis and a history of irritation to wool, more intense itching was provoked on normal skin on the abdomen by a material with coarse wool fibres (36μm) than with thinner fibres (20 μm). The probability of the materials causing itching could be predicted by the girls by handling the materials.