Allergic contact dermatitis caused by methylisothiazolinone from different sources, including ‘mislabelled’ household wet wipes

@article{Vanneste2013AllergicCD,
  title={Allergic contact dermatitis caused by methylisothiazolinone from different sources, including ‘mislabelled’ household wet wipes},
  author={Luc Vanneste and Lena Persson and Erik Zimerson and Magnus Bruze and Ruth Luyckx and An Goossens},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
  year={2013},
  volume={69}
}
A 39-year-old non-atopic nurse was referred to our contact allergy unit in November 2012 because of eczematous skin lesions on the arms, neck and trunk of 7-month duration. Initially, the diagnosis of pityriasis rosea of Gibert had been suspected, but a biopsy of a lesion on the trunk had shown a spongiotic dermatitis with eosinophils, compatible with eczema. Application of a cream containing hydrocortisone 17-butyrate had resulted in clearance of the lesions, which reappeared after this… Expand
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In Europe a rise in contact allergy to MCI/MI, the only isothiazolinone patch tested in the baseline series, has been observed, and similar figures are being observed all over Europe, with alerts particularly during late 2012 in France and Belgium at the REVIDAL. Expand