Contact Urticaria to Parabens

John C. Henry, Eduardo H. Tschen, Larry E. Becker

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Contact urticaria developed in a patient after topical application of paraben-containing compounds. Positive open patch test results and a positive passive transfer (Prausnitz-Küstner reaction) test demonstrated an immunologic mechanism for the patient's skin reaction. The importance of parabens to contact urticaria is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1231-1232
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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