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October 1979

Contact Urticaria to Parabens

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Dermatology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine and The Veterans Administration Hospital, Albuquerque, NM.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(10):1231-1232. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010100051021
Abstract

Contact urticaria developed in a patient after topical application of paraben-containing compounds. Positive open patch test results and a positive passive transfer (Prausnitz-Küstner reaction) test demonstrated an immunologic mechanism for the patient's skin reaction. The importance of parabens to contact urticaria is described.

(Arch Dermatol 115:1231-1232, 1979)

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