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Cellular Phone and Cellular Phone Accessory Dermatitis Due to Nickel Allergy: Report of Five Cases

Authors

  • David R. Berk M.D.,

    1. Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Dermatology, Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
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  • Susan J. Bayliss M.D.

    1. Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Dermatology, Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
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Address correspondence to David R. Berk, M.D., Campus Box 8123, 4921 Parkview Place, St. Louis, MO 63110, or e-mail: dberk@dom.wustl.edu.

Abstract

Abstract:  Cellular phone dermatitis, also known as mobile phone dermatitis, is a recently recognized condition due to either nickel or chromate allergy. Cellular phone dermatitis has most often been reported in young adults and less commonly in adolescents. We describe five adolescents whose cellular phone dermatitis was caused by nickel allergy.

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