EFFECTS OF MINERALS AND OTHER CONTACTANTS ON HUMANS AND ITS RELATION WITH SKIN DISEASES
Objective: To find out the effect of minerals and other contactants on humans and its association with various allergic
skin diseases by performing patch test.
Study design: Descriptive/cross sectional study .
Place and Duration of study: This study was conducted at Biochemistry Department Nowshera Medical College,
Nowshera from March 2017 to March 2018.
Material & Method: The Standard Series consisting of 22 minerals and allergen substances were applied using IQ
chamber in a group of 100 patients (75 females and 25 males) with suspected ACD who came to DHQ Hospital &Qazi
Hussain Ahmed Medical Complex Nowshera from March 2017 to March 2018. The tests were read after 48, 72 and