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Allergic eczematous contact-type dermatitis has been reported to have been due to many common and unusual objects. The following case is being reported because many servicemen and their dependents, as well as increasing numbers of world travelers, will be returning to the United States using objects which have become an integral part of their daily lives.
One such type of apparel are zoris, a type of Japanese footgear which is being worn commonly by thousands of Americans living in and returning from the Far East. These are made of various materials, including rubber, rice straw, leather, and wood, with numerous materials being used as retaining straps.
REPORT OF A CASE
A 22-year-old white sergeant, R.L.B., was referred to the dermatology clinic, Osaka Army Hospital, with a diagnosis of dermatophytosis. Two weeks prior he had noticed the onset of a dermatitis on the dorsum of the small toe of his left