Author(s): Gall HM, Paul E
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Abstract A 42-year old female patient developed a corticosteroid-induced allergic contact dermatitis. She had severe atopic dermatitis and had received treatment with steroid-containing ointments over a period of decades. After an intra-articular injection with steroids (Predni H-injekt 10((R)), Prednisolone acetate) she developed severe erythema and edema in and around the area of the injection. The allergological assessment revealed a type-IV-sensitivity to group D2-corticosteroids (No methyl substitution on C(16), side chain ester on C(17), possibly a side chain on C(21); according to the latest classification). The occurrence of contact allergy to corticosteroids in Germany ranges between 1.1\% and 3.1\%.
This article was published in Hautarzt
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Toxicology