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July 6, 1957

GRANULOMATOUS REACTIONS TO DEODORANT STICKS

Author Affiliations

New York

From the Department of Medicine (Dermatology), the New York Hospital and Cornell University Medical Center.

JAMA. 1957;164(10):1085-1087. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980100041008
Abstract

• Cutaneous lesions in the axilla were observed in one man aged 52 years and three women aged 41, 28, and 17 years. The lesions were papular or nodular in gross appearance; on microscopic examination of biopsy specimens obtained from three of the patients the lesions were found to have a granulomatous structure containing epithelioid and giant cells and infiltrated with lymphocytes. In each case the patient had been using a deodorant stick containing sodium zirconium lactate. Therapy with solid carbon dioxide was moderately effective.

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