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Inhaler-Induced Pigmentary Changes in a 14-Year-Old Girl


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Abstract:  We present a 14-year-old girl with self-induced areas of hypo- and hyperpigmenation on her forearm as a result of applying 10 blasts of an asthmatic aerosol inhaler directly to her skin. We emphasize the importance of being aware of potential danger associated with the common metered-dose inhaler when it is misused.

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