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Keywords:

  • allergic contact dermatitis;
  • Alpinia galanga;
  • erythema multiforme;
  • herbal remedy;
  • spice

This study reports a case of localized contact dermatitis and subsequently generalized erythema multiforme-like eruptions after topical application of herbal remedies. Patch tests showed there was an allergen in fresh and dried Alpinia galanga, which is also a popular spice in Southeast Asian cuisines.