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July 1984

Topical Vitamin E as a Cause of Erythema Multiforme-like Eruption

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine and Dermatology, UCLA Medical Center (Drs Saperstein and Rapaport), and the Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta (Dr Rietschel).

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(7):906-908. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650430092016

† The topical use of vitamin E on scar tissue resulted in a generalized erythema multiforme reaction in two patients. Patch tests with vitamin E oil showed positive local reactions in both.

(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:906-908)