• Benzyl alcohol produced an allergic contact dermatitis in a 46-year-old woman. The dermatitis was characterized by erythema, palpable edema, and raised borders. It had occurred after the use of sodium tetradecyl sulfate, a sclerosing agent used for the treatment of varicose veins. This article reviews the widespread use of this preservative in a variety of injectable agents.
(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:1200-1201)
Shmunes E. Allergic Dermatitis to Benzyl Alcohol in an Injectable Solution. Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(9):1200-1201. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650450082024