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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 42, n° 5P2
pages 879-880 (mai 2000)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(00)90260-3
Follicular contact dermatitis due to polyoxyethylene laurylether
 

Mizuho Kimura, MD, PhDa, Akira Kawada, MD, PhDb
Saitama and Osaka, Japan 
From the Department of Dermatology, Murayama Hospital,a and the Department of Dermatology, Kinki University School of Medicine.b 

Abstract

Polyoxyethylene laurylether, an addition polymer of lauryl alcohol and ethylene oxide, is used as an emulsifier in cosmetics. We report a case of follicular contact dermatitis after the use of polyoxyethylene laurylether that was contained in a cosmetic. A patch test with polyoxyethylene laurylether 1% petrolatum showed a follicular papular reaction. A use test for polyoxyethylene laurylether 1% petrolatum also produced follicular papules at 7 days. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2000;42:879-80.)

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 This supplement is made possible through an educational grant from Ortho Dermatological to the American Academy of Dermatology.
 Reprint requests: Mizuho Kimura, Department of Dermatology, Murayama Hospital, Asashigaoka 1-7-7, Asaka City, Saitama 351-0035, Japan.



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