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August 1943

DERMATITIS DUE TO NAIL POLISH FOUNDATION

Author Affiliations

(MC), U.S.N.R.

From the Pittsburgh Skin and Cancer Foundation.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(2):197. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510020056012
Abstract

Dermatitis due to nail polish has been described frequently during the past two years. The case I am reporting demonstrates that nail polish is not the only nail preparation that may be at fault.

REPORT OF A CASE

Mrs. R. G., a white woman aged 28, consulted me on Aug. 4, 1942 because of an eruption involving her eyelids and cheeks of four months' duration. Examination showed a typical contact dermatitis of the upper eyelids and cheeks at the angles of the mouth. It had undergone numerous exacerbations at irregular intervals. She had been using her present brand of nail polish for several years and had changed the shade three months previously. The history was irrelevant regarding the use of perfume, wave set fluid and other significant preparations. Patch tests were performed with the patient's brand of nail polish and with two other brands, including a clear lacquer. The

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