Multiple medicament allergies in two patients with chronic leg ulceration


Dr Marius Rademaker, Director of Dermatology, Private Bag 3200, Waikato Public Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand.


Medicament allergies in patients with chronic leg ulcers is well recognized.1–5 In the past, topical antibiotics, rubber additives and wool alcohols have been the most common reported allergens.1–5 Allergy to topical corticosteroids has been reported.6 We document two cases of multiple corticosteroid allergy in patients with chronic leg ulceration.