Atypical Diaper Dermatitis: Contact Allergy to Mercapto Compounds
Article first published online: 15 NOV 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 28, Issue 6, pages 739–741, November/December 2011
How to Cite
ONKEN, A. T., BAUMSTARK, J., BELLONI, B., RING, J. and SCHNOPP, C. (2011), Atypical Diaper Dermatitis: Contact Allergy to Mercapto Compounds. Pediatric Dermatology, 28: 739–741. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01640.x
- Issue published online: 15 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 15 NOV 2011
Abstract: We present a case of allergic contact dermatitis in an 18-month-old boy caused by type-IV allergy to mercapto mix and mercaptobenzothiazole as components of the elastic border of diapers. Allergic contact dermatitis should be included in the differential diagnosis of diaper dermatitis, especially in difficult-to-treat cases or atypical clinical presentation.