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June 1974

Flare Dermatitis: Occurrence in Skin Transplant Donor Site Following Sensitization in Recipient Site

Author Affiliations

Richmond, Va

From the Department of Dermatology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(6):884-886. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630060060017

A man developed allergic contact dermatitis in a split-thickness skin autograft. The year-old donor site flared spontaneously. This unusual finding could be due to nonspecific factors associated with injured skin; however, it is proposed that regional or permanently altered skin protein, common to both sites, contributed to it on an immunological basis.

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