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To the Editor: I have just come across a new cause for contact dermatitis which I had never recognized before. I thought it might be of interest to you.
I saw a 2½-month-old baby Nov. 13, 1961, with a complaint of scaly rash. This rash had begun on the baby's head and ears; baby had scratched it until it bled. It was also present everywhere else on his body from the waist up except for his face.
Our impression was that it was a contact rash, but changing soaps, avoiding wool, avoiding caps, and a number of other measures were ineffective in controlling the rash.
Finally, the mother had an idea. She was using some special paper to cover the wooden bottoms in her drawers. This paper is chemically treated and is called, "No Bugs Milady." The baby's caps, shirts, diapers, etc., were kept in the drawers on top of
CROOK WG. CONTACT DERMATITIS FROM SHELF LINER. Am J Dis Child. 1962;103(6):837. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080020854017