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February 1943

CONTACT DERMATITIS DUE TO RESIN-FINISHED FACING IN COTTON UNDERWEARREPORT OF A CASE, WITH CONSIDERATION OF THE CAUSE, PATHOGENESIS AND RELATED PHENOMENA

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(2):242-248. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500200086009
Abstract

The case to be reported of hypersensitivity to a resin finish used in various fabrics was 1 of a group of 10 similar cases which were investigated by me during the past year. This instance was deemed worthy of separate report because the data collected shed light on the precise cause of the eruption, its pathogenesis and other related phenomena.

REPORT OF CASE  A man 65 years old was first seen on Jan. 27, 1942. About one and one-half years before this observation he had swelling of the penis and scrotum accompanied by a generalized eruption. This illness confined him to bed for nine days. The nature of the condition was not established at that time.Three days before admission to the Skin and Cancer Unit he wore a new suit of unwashed cotton underwear. That evening he had sensations of itching. The following morning, despite the wearing of a

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