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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 44, n° 2P2
pages 385-386 (février 2001)
Doi : 10.1067/mjd.2001.105479
Ectropion caused by periocular dermatitis

Anton C. de Groot, MD, PhDa, J.Wim Klein Poelhuis, MDb
Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 
From the Departments of Dermatologya and Ophthalmology,b Carolus Hospital 


A 78-year-old woman had ectropion of both lower eyelids 4 weeks after the appearance of dermatitis around the eyes. Treatment with topical corticosteroids resulted in disappearance of both dermatitis and ectropion within 10 days. No relevant contact allergies were found. Her advanced age and a familial tendency toward edema around the eyes, indicating preexisting loss of elasticity, probably facilitated this apparently rare reaction. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2001;44:385-6.)

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