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Report of 19 cases of photoallergic contact dermatitis to sunscreens seen at the Skin and Cancer Foundation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11903157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report on our experience with sunscreen allergy between 1992 and 1999 and also review the international literature on sunscreen allergy. There were a total of 21 allergic reactions to sunscreen chemicals observed in 19 patients over the 8 years. There were nine positive photopatch reactions to oxybenzone, eight to butyl methoxy dibenzoylmethane, three to methoxycinnamate and one to benzophenone. No positive reactions were observed to para aminobenzoic acid. Six patients also had positive patch tests to components of the sunscreen base. In our experience, sunscreen chemicals are the most common cause of photoallergic contact dermatitis.
N Cook; S Freeman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australasian journal of dermatology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0004-8380     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-20     Completed Date:  2002-06-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0135232     Medline TA:  Australas J Dermatol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Skin and Cancer Foundation, 277 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales 2010, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Dermatitis, Photoallergic / etiology*
Patch Tests
Retrospective Studies
Sunscreening Agents / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Sunscreening Agents

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