Photoallergic Contact Dermatitis due to Ketoprofen and Hydrogenated Rosin Glycerol Ester

Department of Dermatology, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osakasayama, Japan.
Case Reports in Dermatology 04/2010; 2(1):36-39. DOI: 10.1159/000305052
Source: PubMed


A topical application of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) may induct an adverse reaction of photoallergic contact dermatitis. The occlusive usage may provoke concomitant photoallergic sensitizations to an NSAID and other ingredients. We describe a 58-year-old woman with photoallergic contact dermatitis from ketoprofen and hydrogenated rosin glycerol ester in the applied compress. Our case indicates that photopatch testing with all ingredients is required to verify the actual photoallergen(s).


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