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September 1972

Eczematous Dermatitis Caused by Internal Exposure to Copper

Author Affiliations

Tulsa, Okla

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Oklahoma Medical Center, and the Tulsa Dermatology Clinic, Tulsa.

Arch Dermatol. 1972;106(3):386-387. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620120070019

Allergic reactions to copper are rare and have taken the form of eczematous allergic contact dermatitis. This is the first instance of eczematous dermatitis to copper in which the site of exposure was "internal" rather than epicutaneous.