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November 1976

Allergic Contact Dermatitis From Ethyl Sebacate in Haloprogin Cream

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. Dr Berlin is now in private practice in Flint, Mich.

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(11):1563-1564. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630350039010

• A 13-year-old girl developed contact dermatitis to haloprogin (Halotex) cream. Patch tests incriminated ethyl sebacate, a solubilizer, as the allergen. To our knowledge, this is the second reported case of contact dermatitis attributable to this substance.

(Arch Dermatol 112:1563-1564, 1976)

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