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Pediatr Dermatol. 2012 Jul-Aug;29(4):540-1. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01533.x. Epub 2011 Oct 20.

Bra-associated allergic contact dermatitis: p-tert-butylphenol formaldehyde resin as the culprit.

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  • 1Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Rady Children's Hospital, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California 92133, USA.


P-tert-butylphenol formaldehyde resin (PTBPFR) is recognized as a significant source of allergic contact dermatitis in adults and children in association with athletic gear, shoes, and neoprene. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of allergic contact dermatitis with PTBPFR associated with padded foam bras.

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