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March 1941


Author Affiliations

Chicago Instructor in Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Medical School

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(3):548-549. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490210116013

Zeisler1 recently reported2 cases of acute dermatitis due to contact with elastiglass. In the 2 cases the dermatitis was either of the follicular-papular or of the eczematous type. Zeisler stated the opinion that this form of dermatitis is due to specific sensitivity induced by intimate and prolonged contact with a heavy nonporous impervious material of a complex chemical nature. Kile2 of Cincinnati and others from various parts of the country have reported numerous cases of dermatitis due to elastiglass wrist bands, garters and suspenders. Recently I have observed 2 cases of folliculopapular dermatitis of the legs due to nylon hosiery. In most of the cases of elastiglass dermatitis the eruptions were of the folliculopapular type, with a few of the eczematous type. The following case is the first one to my knowledge of a bullous dermatitis due to prolonged contact with elastiglass, with distant lesions probably due

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