Dermatology clinical case

  • Carolina Baptista Pediatrics Department, Unidade 2, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
  • Maria Adriana Rangel Pediatrics Department, Unidade 2, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
  • Carlos Neiva Pediatrics Department, Unidade 2, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
  • Jorge Romariz Immunoallergology and Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Pediatrics Department, Unidade 2, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
  • Fátima Praça Immunoallergology and Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Pediatrics Department, Unidade 2, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
  • Herculano Costa Immunoallergology and Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Pediatrics Department, Unidade 2, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
  • Cláudia Pedrosa Immunoallergology and Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Pediatrics Department, Unidade 2, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis, infancy, nickel, cobalt, potassium dichromate

Abstract

Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a delayed hypersensitivity reaction. ACD’s incidence increases with age and rarely presents in the first year of life. Diagnosis of ACD is suspected based on a detailed history and physical examination and confirmed with patch testing. Avoidance of allergen(s) involved is essential for symptom control.
The authors present a case of ACD associated with multiple allergens manifesting in the first year of life which resolved with avoidance measures.

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Published
2019-04-11
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