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July 1965

Sensitivity to Topically Applied Vitamin E

Author Affiliations


From the Newark Beth Israel Hospital, Assistant Attending in Dermatology (Dr. Brodkin), and Attending in Dermatology (Dr. Bleiberg).

Arch Dermatol. 1965;92(1):76-77. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600130082016

A search of the literature has not revealed any reports of allergic eczematous contact dermatitis due to the topical application of vitamin E. A case of contact allergy to synthetically produced α-tocopherol is herein reported. It is felt that this is a rare event in view of the fact that this vitamin is widely used topically in this country and abroad.