Dermatology clinical case
Keywords:allergic contact dermatitis, infancy, nickel, cobalt, potassium dichromate
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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