European Journal of Dermatology


Photoallergic hand eczema due to benzydamine Volume 14, issue 1, January-February 2004


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Servicio de Dermatología. Hospital de Cruces Plaza de Cruces s\n 48903 Baracaldo (Vizcaya) País Vasco. Bilbao. Spain

Hand eczema is a very frequent pathology in Dermatology. We report the case of a 65‐year‐old woman who developed a photoallergic eczema on her hands due to benzydamine present in her gynecological washing solution. It is probably an under‐diagnosed cause of hand dermatitis. It also draws attention to the importance of a good anamnesis in dermatology.