Contact dermatitis caused by drugs

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Abstract

Any topical drug is capable of causing allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Patterns of drug usage vary with geography. Neomycin, benzocaine, Merthiolate, and various preservatives and components of topical formulations are the most common sensitizers in the United States. Understanding patterns of cross-sensitivity, possible photoallergy, and systemic contact dermatitis is important in diagnosing drug-caused ACD. Using simple ointment bases and avoiding commonly used sensitizing medicaments in ACD-prone patients, such as people with stasis dermatitis, greatly decrease ACD caused by drugs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)509-523
Number of pages15
JournalImmunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
Volume11
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Contact Dermatitis
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Photoallergic Dermatitis
Ointment Bases
Benzocaine
Thimerosal
Geography
Neomycin
Dermatitis

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  • Immunology and Allergy

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Contact dermatitis caused by drugs. / Storrs, Frances.

In: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1991, p. 509-523.

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