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Circumoral dermatitis and cheilitis caused by tartar control dentifrices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2164535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty women had similar symptoms and clinical findings related to the use of tartar control toothpaste. Each had burning and itching around the corners of the mouth, followed by pruritic perioral patches of erythema 4 to 14 days later. All patients had begun using tartar control toothpaste 1 to 2 weeks before onset and had brushed their teeth at least three times per day. The typical findings included a moderately severe perioral erythema with fissuring of the angles of the mouth; scaling erythematous patches, separated by normal skin lateral to the initial erythema, were also present. No vesiculation or crusting was noted, and involvement of the gingiva and buccal mucosa was noted in only one case. On discontinuation of the tartar control toothpaste, marked improvement was seen within 1 to 6 weeks with, in most instances, either no treatment or 1% hydrocortisone cream.
B E Beacham; D Kurgansky; W M Gould
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0190-9622     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1990 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-23     Completed Date:  1990-08-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1029-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Dermatology, University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore 21201.
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MeSH Terms
Cheilitis / chemically induced*
Dental Calculus / prevention & control*
Dentifrices / adverse effects*
Diphosphates / adverse effects
Drug Eruptions / etiology*
Facial Dermatoses / chemically induced*
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dentifrices; 0/Diphosphates

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