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April 1950

CONTACT DERMATITIS DUE TO TABLE CLOTH COVER OF VINYL PLASTIC FABRIC

Author Affiliations

NEWARK, N. J.

From the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital, Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, New York University Post-Graduate Medical School, Dr. Marion B. Sulzberger, Director.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(4):679-681. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530110145017
Abstract

This is a report on allergic contact dermatitis from plastic table cloth covers observed on 2 patients. No description of any similar case was found in the literature.

REPORT OF CASES

Case 1.—Mrs. R. R., aged 20, was seen by me on Jan. 4, 1947, for the first time. She showed an erythematovesicular, partly bullous, oozing and crusted dermatitis symmetrically distributed on the ulnar and ulnovolar surface of both forearms. There was a sharp borderline between the eruption and the normal surrounding skin. The diagnosis of allergic eczematous contact type dermatitis was made.

Several substances (chlorox,® abrasive soap powders used in the household and a black lining in a coat, among others) to which the patient had been exposed could be excluded as causative agents, as a contact with those substances would have been unlikely to produce the sharp demarcation and localization on the forearms. After further questioning the

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