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March 1940

OCCUPATIONAL DERMATITIS DUE TO MINTREPORT OF TWO CASES

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(3):503-505. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490090055004
Abstract

The literature on contact dermatitis is extensive, and hundreds of different agents have been found responsible, yet I have been unable to find any reports on mint as a cause. Some time ago when I was discussing this subject with Dr. Otto Foerster, he recalled having observed a patient with cheilitis caused by a mint-flavored chewing gum. This is the only instance I have found in which mint has been incriminated as a factor in producing a cutaneous eruption. Although physicians are now familiar with the manifestations and with many of the causes of this type of dermatitis, it is the inability at times to determine the exciting agent which leads to failure in treatment. I therefore wish to present 2 cases which have come to my attention.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.—  K. H., a bartender at Miami Beach presented a dermatitis which began in the spring of 1934.

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