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European Journal of Dermatology


Residents’ corner. sQuiz your knowledge: Perianal dermatitis: an allergic contact dermatitis? Volume 27, issue 1, January-February 2017


Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León, Department of Dermatology, Altos de Navas s/n, 24080 León, Spain

A 66-year-old man with a history of anal fissure and Grade II-III hemorrhoids for 10 years was referred for evaluation of a pruritic perianal dermatitis that had appeared a year ago. Treatments with multiple emollients and anti-hemorrhoid agents were ineffective. Upon examination, a perianal subacute eczematous plaque was noted, without fissures or signs of infection (figure 1).Suspecting an allergic contact dermatitis, epicutaneous patch tests were performed, applying the standard series of the [...]