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November 1929

A CASE OF DERMATITIS VENENATA DUE TO EPHEDRINE

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(5):641. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440050051004
Abstract

The following case may be of interest as it is the first case of a dermatitis venenata caused by ephedrine observed by me, and it is likely that others have seen or may see similar cases.

REPORT OF CASE  Mr. E. A. N., aged 45, was referred on Feb. 4, 1929, by Dr. John Nelson of New York for an acute dermatitis of the face and hands of two days' duration. The entire face was bright red, swollen and thickly covered with small vesicles from a pinhead to ⅛ inch (0.3 cm.) in diameter. The lower lids were edematous. There was also some edema of the nose and upper lip. There was much burning and itching. The dorsal surfaces of both hands were similarly affected, except that the vesicles were larger. There was a mild seborrhoic dermatitis in the front of the chest of long duration.Careful inquiry was made

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