Para‐chloro‐meta‐xylenol allergic contact dermatitis in seven individuals

Frances J. Storrs

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Seven individuals are discussed who developed allergic contact dermatitis following sensitization to the antibacterial agent parachlorometaxylenol (chloroxylenol, PCMX) contained in either medicated Vaseline or in electro‐cardiogram paste. The hazard of PCMX sensitization is great in that this chemical is present in over 30 “across the counter” products. PCMX sensitive people may cross‐react to chlorocresol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-213
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1975


  • chlorocresol
  • chloroxylenol
  • dermatitis, allergic contact
  • parachlorometaxylenol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Dermatology

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