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February 1979

Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Echothiophate Iodide and Phenylephrine

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Mathias and Maibach), and Ophthalmology (Dr Irvine), University of California, San Francisco. Dr Adler is in private practice in Concord, Calif.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(2):286-287. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010138008

• Periorbital dermatitis and conjunctivitis developed in a patient with chronic open-angle glaucoma. Patch testing showed allergic contact sensitization to tetracaine hydrochloride and two unusual allergens, echothiophate iodide and phenylephrine hydrochloride.

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