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To the Editor.—
Halotex Solution and Halotex Cream, containing 1% haloprogin as the active ingredient, have recently been detailed as a new, effective treatment for superficial fungal infections of the skin. A patient who was being treated for chronic tinea cruris developed an allergic contact dermatitis due to Halotex Solution. Subsequent patch testing revealed that the patient was allergic to diethyl sebacate, a soubilizing agent found in both Halotex Solution and Halotex Cream.
Report of a Case
A 19-year-old white man with a chronic dermatitis in both groin areas was examined on Feb 12, 1973. A potassium hydroxide examination showed numerous mycelia, and a diagnosis of tinea cruris was made. Treatment was started using Halotex Solution applied locally twice daily and 500 mg/day of griseofulvin (microsize), administered orally with a fatty meal.On March 21, 1973, the patient returned with an acute dermatitis of six days' duration that was present
Moss HV. Allergic Contact Dermatitis Due to Halotex Solution. Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(4):572. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630040076027