Bra-Associated Allergic Contact Dermatitis: P-Tert-Butylphenol Formaldehyde Resin as the Culprit

Authors

  • Elise M. Herro M.D.,

    1. Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Rady Children’s Hospital, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California
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  • Sheila F. Friedlander M.D.,

    1. Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Rady Children’s Hospital, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California
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  • Sharon E. Jacob M.D.

    1. Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Rady Children’s Hospital, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California
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Address correspondence to Sharon E. Jacob, M.D., Medicine and Pediatrics (Dermatology), University of California, San Diego – Rady Children’s Hospital, 8010 Frost Street, Suite 602, San Diego, CA 92123, or e-mail: sjacob@contactderm.net.

Abstract

Abstract:  P-tert-butylphenol formaldehyde resin (PTBPFR) is recognized as a significant source of allergic contact dermatitis in adults and children in association with athletic gear, shoes, and neoprene. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of allergic contact dermatitis with PTBPFR associated with padded foam bras.

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