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Pediatr Dermatol. 2011 May-Jun;28(3):327-31. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01313.x. Epub 2011 Mar 31.

Cellular phone and cellular phone accessory dermatitis due to nickel allergy: report of five cases.

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Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Dermatology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missourim, USA.


Cellular phone dermatitis, also known as mobile phone dermatitis, is a recently recognized condition due to either nickel or chromate allergy. Cellular phone dermatitis has most often been reported in young adults and less commonly in adolescents. We describe five adolescents whose cellular phone dermatitis was caused by nickel allergy.

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