Abstract Number: 41

Acrylic acid allergy ‘masquerades’ as shingles rash for over three years

M. Hishon1,2, E. McMeniman1,2

Meeting: 2018 Dermcoll

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Session Title: Contact Dermatitis Symposium

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Background: Allergy to acrylate masses has been reported in the literature since the early 1990’s. A recent study (July 2016) reveals the understated impact of acrylate allergy’s in the community over a 13-year period.1 Hypafix® and Fixomull® (BSN Medical) are two popular acrylate-based adhesive tapes used in the medical setting, promoted as especially hypoallergenic.
Case Report: A 76-year-old male was referred with a “persistent were female. The most common allergens to active ingredients in sunscreens were benzophenone-3, benzophenone 4, 2-ethylhexyl-4-methoxycinnamate, and 4-tert-butyl-4-methoxydibenzoylmethane (Parsol 1789) while reactions to the newer sunscreens such as octocrylene were rare.
1. Nixon, R.L., K.E. Frowen, and A.E. Lewis, Skin reactions to sunscreens. Australas J Dermatol, 1997. 38 Suppl 1: p. S83–5.