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October 1968

Allergic Contact Dermatitis Due to Copper

Author Affiliations

Long Beach, Calif

From the Departments of Medicine, Sections of Dermatology, Veterans Administration Hospital, Long Beach, Calif and the University of California at Los Angeles.

Arch Dermatol. 1968;98(4):375-376. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610160049009

A case of allergic contact dermatitis due to copper is presented. Although rarely incriminated, copper should be suspected when studying unusual cases of metal contact dermatitis because of its manifold uses in plating processes and in alloys.

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