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August 1986

Contact Sensitivity to the Amide Anesthetics Lidocaine, Prilocaine, and Mepivacaine: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the University Department of Dermatology, Royal Liverpool (England) Hospital.

Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(8):924-926. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660200096024

• Multiple sensitivities to amide local anesthetics occurred in a 70-year-old woman following dental treatment. Soft-tissue swelling of the cheek was the clinical presentation. Patch testing confirmed type IV hypersensitivity to lidocaine, prilocaine, mepivacaine, and dibucaine. We review the classification of local anesthetics and the literature relating to contact sensitivity to the amide group.

(Arch Dermatol 1986;122:924-926)