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.