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August 1933

DERMATITIS CAUSED BY ETHYL GASOLINE

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WHITE PLAINS, N. Y.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;28(2):174. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01460020028006

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Abstract

The patient was a man, aged 30, married, with no children. The past history was essentially without significance, except that part which concerned the dermatitis. Three days before I saw him, an urticarial eruption developed, which involved the entire body, with edema of the lips, eyelids, hands and feet. There were pain in the joints, headache, chills and nausea, with a slight rise in temperature. The patient had been in contact with ethyl gasoline, which he was testing, about six hours before the eruption developed. He complained of considerable itching in the erupted areas. The first examination revealed a generalized urticarial eruption. Some of the wheals were about the size of a half-dollar; others varied from 2 to 3 cm. in diameter. They were most pronounced on the arms, forearms and back. Interspersed between the wheals was an erythematous eruption, circinate in type. A detailed history revealed that the patient

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