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Allergisk kontakteksem udløst af curcuminholdig klorhexidinsprit

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Habib Ghasemi1, Kaspar Saxtrup1, Ala Aldeen Mohammad R. Al-Khafagi1, Bjørn Thorup1 & Mette Sommerlund2
1) Center for Planlagt Kirurgi, Regionshospitalet Silkeborg 2) Hud- og Kønssygdomme, Aarhus Universitetshospital

Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V06180419
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Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V06180419
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Habib Ghasemi, Kaspar Saxtrup, Ala Aldeen Mohammad R.
Al-Khafagi, Bjørn Thorup & Mette Sommerlund:

Allergic contact dermatitis caused by curcumin-containing chlorhexidine

Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V06180419

Contact dermatitis in connection with skin disinfection with yellow-coloured curcumin containing chlorhexidine solution prior to surgery is very rare. However, this case report presents a 59-year-old patient, who developed pruritic erythematous papules, patches and vesicles over the areas, where curcumin-containing disinfectant was applied. The diagnosis was made by allergic patch test, and the patient was treated with a topical steroid.

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