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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2009 August;144(4):491-3

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

An unusual bilateral areolar dermatitis

Marconi M., Colombo L., Coassini A., Lodi A., Cerri A., Menni S.

Dermatologic Clinic, S. Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy


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This article describes an uncommon clinical manifestation of contact dermatitis due to dyed tissues, showing bilateral plaque lesions on the mammary areolas. The clinical history, histological and patch testing examinations confirmed the diagnosis. The possible triggering factors related with this kind of contact dermatitis and possible differential diagnosis are briefly discussed.

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