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June 1942

DERMATITIS OF THE EYELIDS DUE TO PHILODENDRON (SCANDENS CARDATUM) PLANTS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;45(6):1066-1068. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500120034003
Abstract

Dermatoses of the eyelids are frequently seen, especially in women. They are usually associated with involvement of other parts of the body, as in seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, neurodermatitis or lupus erythematosus. When a dermatitis involves only the eyelids it is usually considered to be of the contact type (due to an external irritant). The commonest irritants which cause such a dermatitis are mascara, eye shadow, perfume, various types of cosmetic creams and nail polish.

A review of the literature disclosed numerous allergens which may cause a dermatitis of the eyelids. Greenbaum1 reported a case of a severe edematous vesicular dermatitis involving the eyelids from an eyelash dye. Rattner2 described 4 cases in which dermatitis of the eyelids was due to hair tonic, wave lotion, fur collar and cold cream respectively. Hollander3 observed a case in which hair tonic was the causative agent. In this case the hair

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