Occupational airborne contact allergy to tetrazepam in a geriatric nurse

@article{Breuer2009OccupationalAC,
  title={Occupational airborne contact allergy to tetrazepam in a geriatric nurse},
  author={Kristine Breuer and Margitta Worm and Christoph Skudlik and Claudia Schr{\"o}der and Swen Malte John},
  journal={JDDG: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft},
  year={2009},
  volume={7}
}
  • K. Breuer, M. Worm, +2 authors S. John
  • Published 1 October 2009
  • Medicine
  • JDDG: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft
A 52‐year‐old geriatric nurse presented with recurrent eczema localized in uncovered skin areas. Patch testing produced an eczematous skin reaction with type IV sensitization to tetrazepam. A relapse of contact dermatitis was successfully prevented by using occupational skin protection measures and organizational measures. Our case indicates that a sensitization to drugs should be considered when allergic contact dermatitis is suspected in nursing personnel. 
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