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Airborne Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Management and Responsible Allergens on the American Contact Dermatitis Society Core Series

Kimyon, Rebecca S., BS*†; Warshaw, Erin M., MD, MS*†‡§

doi: 10.1097/DER.0000000000000439

Airborne allergic contact dermatitis occurs when allergen particles suspended in the air deposit on the skin. Many allergens can result in an airborne distribution if presented in an aerosolized form. This review summarizes the allergens in the American Contact Dermatitis Society Core Allergen Series that have been documented to cause airborne allergic contact dermatitis. In addition to responsible allergens, this article also reviews management and treatment options.

From the *Park Nicollet Contact Dermatitis Clinic, Bloomington;

Department of Dermatology, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center;

University of Minnesota Medical School; and

§Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Address reprint requests to Rebecca S. Kimyon, BS, Park Nicollet Contact Dermatitis Clinic, 7550 34th Ave S #101, Minneapolis, MN 55450. E-mail:

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

This material is the result of work supported with resources and the use of facilities at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. There are no other sources of funding for this work. The contents do not represent the views of the US Department of Veterans Affairs or the US Government.

© 2019 American Contact Dermatitis Society
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