A case of allergic contact dermatitis due to Dermatop® ointment and Plancol®lotion

H. J. Kim, Y. S. Lim, H. Y. Choi, K. B. Myung

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The anti-inflammatory activity of a corticosteroid may mask the contact allergic reaction it is causing. This may be an important reason why contact allergy to corticosteroids has often been missed. A simple persistent aggravation of a dermatitis in a patient treated with one or more topical corticosteroids is sufficient to raise a suspicion of corticosteroid hypersensitivity. A 23-year-old male visited our department for the evaluation of his aggravated pruritic oozing erythematous papules, scales and edema of the face. Previously, he was treated with Dermatop® ointment and Plancol®lotion. A Patch test showed positive reactions to prednicarbate 10%, 1%, hydrocortisone-17-butyrate 10%, and triamcinolone 10%. We conclude prednicarbate in Dermatop® ointment, hydrocortisone-17-butyrate in Plancol®lotion to be the etiological agents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-463
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998


  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Topical corticosteroid


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