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Thiuram allergy: A thiuram allergy refers to an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to thiuram (consists of three disulphides and one monosulphides) or one of its components. It is used as an antimicrobial and antioxidant in a range of products such as paint, rubber, shoes, gloves, leather adhesives, pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, wood preservatives, lubricating oils and a drug called disulfiram. The specific symptoms that can result can vary amongst patients. Symptoms can result from a variety of exposures e.g. direct contact with the skin (contact allergy) causing skin symptoms or inhalation which can cause asthma-like symptoms. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Thiuram allergy is available below.
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