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March 1966

Photodermatitis From Dibromsalan

Author Affiliations


From the Section of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;93(3):329-331. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600210065010

Two cases of photodermatitis from dibromsalan (4′,5 dibromosalicylanilide), an ingredient of a popular proprietary soap, are reported. The reaction is photoallergic in type. In the cases studied, tribromsalan (3,4′,5 tribromosalicylanilide) was not a photosensitizer.

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