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Gentamicin: systemic exposure to a contact allergen.

Authors
  • Ghadially, R1
  • Ramsay, C A
  • 1 Division of Dermatology, University of Toronto.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1988
Volume
19
Issue
2 Pt 2
Pages
428–430
Identifiers
PMID: 2970479
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case is presented of an allergic dermatitis provoked by intravenous gentamicin in a patient previously sensitized by topical medications. Patch tests confirmed hypersensitivity to gentamicin and neomycin. The nature of reactions to contact allergens given systemically and the nature of cross-reactions between aminoglycoside antibiotics are reviewed.

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