Allergy to car seat

Contact dermatitis induced by a leather car seat

This is a case report of a female patient showing a delayed allergic reaction to epoxy resin. The allergic contact dermatitis occurred after sitting in her new car equipped with artificial leather seats.

Inhaled allergens

In a 2002 study, dust mite allergen (Der 1) densities in some automobiles were sufficiently high to be risk factors for sensitization and allergic reactions. Most automobile seats had levels of dog and cat allergen that were well above the threshold levels considered to be risk factors for both sensitization and symptoms, regardless of the presence of a pet in the home.


Allergy to car seat. Hautarzt. 2010 Oct 17. [Epub ahead of print]
Relationship among house-dust mites, Der 1, Fel d 1, and Can f 1 on clothing and automobile seats with respect to densities in houses. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Apr;88(4):410-5.
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