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June 1967

Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Methyl and Propyl Paraben

Author Affiliations


From the departments of dermatology of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1967;95(6):626-628. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01600360072011

A patient with chronic recurrent vesiculosquamous dermatitis of the palms and soles was found sensitive to methyl and propyl paraben in high dilution. The parabens are present in many therapeutic agents which come in contact with the skin, and sensitivity to them should be considered in patients with chronic dermatoses.