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May 1971

Contact Dermatitis to East Indian Leather

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White Plains, NY

From Medical Center, White Plains, NY.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(5):522-523. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000170056015

A patient sensitized by buffalo-hide sandals, made in East India, later developed a contact dermatitis to the leather lining of an American-made shoe. This leather lining also originated in India. The offending agent was probably a vegetable tannin.

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