alexa The baboon syndrome: systemically-induced allergic contact dermatitis.


Immunome Research

Author(s): Andersen KE, Hjorth N, Menn T, Andersen KE, Hjorth N, Menn T

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Abstract The catchword "baboon syndrome" is used to denote a characteristic distribution pattern of systemic allergic contact dermatitis. Diffuse erythema of the buttocks, upper inner surface of the thighs, and axillae are characteristic features. We describe 3 cases provoked by ampicillin, nickel and mercury. The condition may be overlooked and suspected of being a textile dermatitis or seborrhoeic dermatitis of the elderly.
This article was published in Contact Dermatitis and referenced in Immunome Research

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