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A Technique for Identifying Vicryl Suture Hypersensitivity

Ogbechie, Oluwatobi A. BA*; Paul, Suchismita BA*; Schalock, Peter C. MD*†

doi: 10.1097/DER.0000000000000085

Vicryl hypersensitivity is rare but increasing, although no accepted technique for patch testing exists. We report the successful use of a single interrupted stitch for testing.

From the *Harvard Medical School; and †Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Address reprint requests to Peter C. Schalock, MD, Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, BAR 622, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114. E-mail:

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to declare.

© 2014 American Contact Dermatitis Society
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