Airborne contact dermatitis from animal feed antibiotics

Liliana Guerra, Nicola Venturo, Massimo Tardio, Antonella Tosti

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Various chemicals are added to commercially produced animal feed for nutritional and therapeutic purposes (1). These include vitamins, hormones, antibiotics, antioxidants, growth promoters, minerals and metals (1, 2). Cases of sensitization to animal feed additives have been described, additives being quite a frequent source of occupational contact dermatitis in animal feed workers (1-7).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333
Number of pages1
JournalContact dermatitis
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Airborne contact dermatitis
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Animal feed
  • Antibiotics
  • Occupational Agriculture
  • Oxytetracycline
  • Penicillin
  • Spiramycin
  • Tylosin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Toxicology


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