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Image Number 4927 (Contact dermatitis allergic)


Diagnosis: Contact dermatitis allergic

Site: Ankle

Sex: M

Age: 30


Description: Blisters on a red itchy base

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis


 This young man reacted to colophony the allergen in elastoplast with was used as strapping around an injured ankle. Histology showed an acute vesicular dermatitis. He resolved slowly when the strapping was removed and a strong topical steroid cream applied.

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