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Image Number 3710 (Contact dermatitis irritant)


Diagnosis: Contact dermatitis irritant

Site: Face

Sex: F

Age: 25


Description: Well-demarcated red scaly rash.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


 A 25-year old lady presented with a burning red scaly rash of 5 days duration.She has used a topical preparation composed of Retin-A cream, Hydroquinon and Mometasone in cream base. This reaction is mostly due to irritation caused by Retin-A. She was asked to stop using this combination formula and to apply betamethasone valerate 0.1% twice daily. Within 10 days she had great improvement.

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