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Contact dermatitis of the ear due to a rubber earplug.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8944351     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of contact dermatitis of the ear canal due to rubber earplugs. A 31-year-old Japanese woman had a 2-year history of eczema confined to her ears. Applications of various topical steroids had shown no beneficial effect upon her lesions. Considering contact dermatitis as a possible diagnosis we performed patch tests. Positive eczematous patch test results were obtained with mercaptobenzothiazole, tetramethylthiuram disulfide and her rubber earplugs, which she had used whenever she took a bath. The eruption cleared after the patient stopped using the rubber earplugs.
M Deguchi; H Tagami
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  193     ISSN:  1018-8665     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatology (Basel)     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-24     Completed Date:  1997-03-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203244     Medline TA:  Dermatology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact / etiology*
Ear Canal / pathology*
Ear Diseases / etiology
Ear Protective Devices / adverse effects*
Patch Tests
Rubber / adverse effects*
Thiazoles / adverse effects
Thiram / adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Benzothiazoles; 0/Thiazoles; 120-78-5/dibenzothiazyl disulfide; 137-26-8/Thiram; 9006-04-6/Rubber

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