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February 1974

Chloracne Induced by 2,6-Dichlorobenzonitrile

Author Affiliations

Kansas City, Mo

From the University of Missouri Medical School, Columbia.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(2):245-246. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630020057015

Six patients developed chloracne from exposure to 2,6-dichlorobenzonitrile. The patients were involved in the manufacture of a herbicide containing this ingredient. They failed to respond to conventional acne treatment as long as contact with the herbicide persisted.