Contact sensitivity to aluminum.

Brodbaker E, Pratt M.
J Cutan Med Surg. 2009 Jul-Aug;13(4):226-9.

PURPOSE: To report two cases of aluminum contact dermatitis caused by different sources.

METHODS: Two patients were patch-tested for suspected contact sensitivities.

RESULTS: The results of patch testing revealed aluminum contact dermatitis reactions in both patients.

CONCLUSION: Aluminum contact dermatitis is a rare finding with many possible etiologies. One should consider aluminum sensitivity when all patch test sites are positive when using aluminum Finn Chambers.

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