Dermatologic Surgical Implications of Allergic Contact Dermatitis : Dermatologic Surgery

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Dermatologic Surgical Implications of Allergic Contact Dermatitis

JACOB, SHARON E. MD*; AMADO, ANTOINE MD*; COHEN, DAVID E. MD, MPH

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Abstract

Background 

Dermatologic surgery is a common practice among dermatologists; consequently, there is an increased number of exposures to potential contact allergens in the surgical setting.

Objective 

The purpose of this article is to alert the clinician to the most common allergens associated with the use of surgical products.

Conclusions 

Increased awareness will lead to early diagnosis and allergen avoidance.

© 2005 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc.

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