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Long-lasting allergic contact dermatitis to methylisothiazolinone misdiagnosed as atopic dermatitis Volume 29, numéro 1, January-February 2019

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1 CHU Lyon-Sud,
Department of Allergology and Clinical Immunology,
Lyon, France
2 Lyon University,
Lyon, France
3 CIRI-INSERM U1111,
Lyon, France

Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) caused by methylisothiazolinone (MIT) is frequent and skin involvement is often severe [1]. The clinical presentation may be atypical leading to delayed diagnosis, particularly in cases of diffuse or generalized eczema [2]. We report a patient with long-lasting atopic dermatitis-like eczema who was finally diagnosed with ACD due to MIT.A 51-year-old atopic woman was referred to the Dermato-Allergology Department in 2017 for the management of pruritic eczematiform [...]