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J Am Acad Dermatol. 1991 Jan;24(1):90-5.

Propylene glycol dermatitis.

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Department of Dermatology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta 30912-2900.

Abstract

Propylene glycol is a commonly used vehicle for topical preparations. Although it is well suited for this purpose, it is capable of producing both primary irritant skin reactions and allergic sensitization. The literature on propylene glycol is reviewed, with particular attention to the nature of these adverse cutaneous effects. Guidelines for patients sensitive to propylene glycol are discussed.

PMID:
1999538
DOI:
10.1016/0190-9622(91)70018-w
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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