† A 52-year-old woman suffered an acute anaphylactic reaction to topically applied bacitracin. An investigation disclosed the presence of concurrent type I and IV hypersensitivity to bacitracin. We review five other cases of anaphylactic reactions to topical medications and describe the clinical characteristics common to all six cases.
(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:909-911)
Schechter JF, Wilkinson RD, Carpio JD. Anaphylaxis Following the Use of Bacitracin OintmentReport of a Case and Review of the Literature. Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(7):909-911. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650430095017