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Image Number 528 (Allergic contact dermatitis)


Diagnosis: Allergic contact dermatitis

Site: Leg

Sex: F

Age: 25

Type: Clinical

Description: Erythema vesiculation and blistering

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis


This 25-year-old girl was advised to apply a topical herbal remedy to treat the vitiliginous patches of the legs.  She subsequently developed burning sensation associated with erythema, vesiculation, and blistering of the affected areas within a few days of starting the topical therapy.  Allergic contact dermatitis was frst described by Jadassohn in 1895. It is a delayed type of induced sensitivity caused by cutaneous contact with a specific allergen to which the patient has developed a specific sensitivity.

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