[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: There is a high incidence of traumatic wounds. Such wounds often become infected which prolongs the wound healing process. Many patients will contact a pharmacy for antiseptic treatment. Various over-the-counter drugs can help as antiseptic treatment; Brulidine is a cream which is widely used for treating local skin infections. Its active component is dibrompropamidine. Some incidences of contact allergy have been reported after use of dibrompropamidine. As dibrompropamidine is sold as an over-the-counter drug, the incidence of contact allergy caused by it may be underreported. This article presents two case reports of patients with contact allergy to dibrompropamidine. The article also describes a diagnostic procedure with Users test and patch testing for diagnosising contact dermatitis.
No preview · Article · Mar 2009 · Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening