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December 1979

Allergic Contact Sensitivity to Propylene Glycol in a Lubricant Jelly

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology, New York University Postgraduate Medical School (Dr Fisher) and New York University Medical School (Dr Brancaccio).

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(12):1451. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010120047020

A particular sterile lubricant (K-Y Lubricating Jelly) has been widely used for medical examinations and instrumentations. To our knowledge, there are no previous reports in the literature of allergic reactions to this lubricant. This report cites three patients who acquired allergic contact reactions from three different types of exposure to this product.

Report of Cases 

Case 1.—