Allergic contact dermatitis caused by diclofenac cream

Lynde, Carrie B.; Pierscianowski, Tadeusz A.; Pratt, Melanie D.
December 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/8/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 12, p925
Academic Journal
The article discusses the cause of allergic contact dermatitis. It is discovered that propylene glycol present in diclofenac cream, a topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), has caused allergy to the 40 year old man who used it as treatment for his tendonitis. It is noted that the man has no history of allergies but he got rashes upon application of the said cream. It is suggested that a corticosteroid cream without a propylene glycol can be used to treat allergy.


Related Articles

  • One-year Treatment with 0.1% Tacrolimus Ointment versus a Corticosteroid Regimen in Adults with Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis: A Randomized, Double-blind, Comparative Trial. Mandelin, Johanna; Anita Remitz; Hannele Virtanen; Sakari Reitamo // Acta Dermato-Venereologica;2010, Vol. 90 Issue 2, p170 

    A one-year, randomized, double-blind study was conducted in 80 patients with atopic dermatitis treated with tacrolimus ointment or a corticosteroid regimen (hydrocortisone acetate 1% ointment for head and neck, hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1% ointment for trunk and limbs) to compare efficacy and...

  • Influence of Liquid Paraffin, White Soft Paraffin and Initial Hydration on Viscosity of Corticosteroid Cream. Szewczyk, Ewa; Kartowicz-Bodalska, Katarzyna; Han, Stanislaw; Musial, Witold // Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research;Aug2014, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p1233 

    Purpose: To ascertain the influence of paraffin, white soft paraffin and pre-hydrated white soft paraffin on the viscosity of a cream formulated with a corticosteroid. Methods: The formulations were prepared via homogenization with variable velocity in the range 3300 - 4000 rpm. Individual...

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment of the Benefit-Risk Ratio of Medium Potency Topical Corticosteroids In Vitro and In Vivo: Characterisation of Drugs with an Increased Benefit-Risk Ratio. Schackert, C.; Korting, H.C.; Schäfer-Korting, M. // BioDrugs;2000, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p267 

    Corticosteroids are widely used for the treatment of inflammatory skin disorders. However, systemic and local adverse drug reactions, especially skin atrophy, are potential complications that limit their use. Several attempts have been made to increase the safety of topical corticosteroid...

  • Hypersensitivity to Efavirenz Treated With Corticosteroids in a 6-Year-Old Child. Foti, Jeffrey L.; Piatt, Janice P. // AIDS Patient Care & STDs;Jan2003, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p1 

    We report a case of the successful use of corticosteroids to treat hypersensitivity caused by efavirenz in a pediatric patient. A 6-year-old HIV-infected patient developed a diffuse erythematous rash and fever after being switched to a regimen containing efavirenz. Use of prednisone at a dose of...

  • Steroid-induced rosacea. Litt, Jerome Z. // American Family Physician;7/1/1993, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p67 

    Discusses the incidence of iatrosacea, a dermatitis induced by the regular use of topical fluorinated corticosteroids. Adverse effects of fluorinated corticosteroids; Eight case studies of iatrosacea; Treatment regimens; Recommendation.

  • Contact Dermatitis To Henna Tattoo. P�c)rez-Ezquerra, P. Rojas; Fern�ndez, G. Davila; de Castro Mart�nez, F. J.; Rem�n, L. Zapatero; Lebrero, E. Alonso; Molero, M. I. Mart�nez // Internet Journal of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology;2007, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p3 

    An 11-year-girl presented to the Allergy department with a severe bullous, erythema and edema reaction accompanied by pruritus on the day following the application of a temporary tattoo. These symptoms were partly responsive to treatment with oral corticosteroids but there was persistent...

  • A RARE CASE OF PSORIASIS RESEMBLING DIAPER DERMATITIS. Kamer, Barbara; Pyziak, Konrad; Krawczyk, Tomasz; Socha-Banasiak, Anna; Rotsztejn, Helena // Przeglad Pediatryczny;2012, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p160 

    We present a case of a ten-week-old infant with pneumonia and very intensive symptoms of diaper dermatitis. Clinical examination revealed sharply demarcated erythematous plaques in the diaper region, spreading to the surrounding skin. The result of histological examination showed psoriatic...

  • Lymphomatoid contact dermatitis associated with textile dye at an unusual location. Uzunçakmak, Tuğba Kevser; Akdeniz, Necmettin; Türkoğlu, Zafer; Ka Radag, Ayse Serap; Özkanlı, Şeyma; Zemheri, Ebru Itir // Indian Dermatology Online Journal;2015 Supplement, Vol. 6, pS24 

    Lymphomatoid contact dermatitis (LCD) is a rare variant of noneczematous allergic contact dermatitis, which can mimick parapsoriasis or early-stage mycosis fungoides with its atypical clinical and histopathological manifestation. Many different haptens have been reported to be associated with...

  • How to survive spring this allergy season.  // Jackson Advocate;2/21/2013, Vol. 75 Issue 20, p16A 

    The article offers tips on how to treat allergy in spring season, which include taking over-the-counter, non-sedating antihistamine, taking a long-acting decongestant nose spray, and asking the doctor to add a corticosteroid nose spray.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics