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Cutis. 2014 Oct;94(4):183-6.

Allergic contact dermatitis to 2-octyl cyanoacrylate.

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Department of Dermatology, San Antonio Military Medical Center South, 2200 Bergquist Dr, Ste 1, Lackland AFB, TX 78236, USA.


Cyanoacrylates are widely used as topical skin adhesives in emergency departments, clinics, and operating rooms. We report 4 patients who developed allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) following postsurgical closure with 2-octyl cyanoacrylate. These patients were challenged with a novel method of use testing to confirm sensitivity to 2-octyl cyanoacrylate. The popularity of skin adhesives makes this emerging allergen worthy of examination. It is possible that cyanoacrylate allergy currently is underrecognized.

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