Systemic Contact Dermatitis – Kids and Ketchup
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 30, Issue 3, pages e32–e33, May/June 2013
How to Cite
Herro, E. M. and Jacob, S. E. (2013), Systemic Contact Dermatitis – Kids and Ketchup. Pediatric Dermatology, 30: e32–e33. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01702.x
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 3 FEB 2012
Abstract: Systemic manifestations of allergic contact dermatitis due to consumption of foods containing balsam of Peru (Myroxylon pereirae)-associated chemicals have recently been reported in children. We present seven children with widespread, recalcitrant dermatitis who experienced 60–80% clearance after initiating a diet low in balsam of Peru, specifically the tomato product ketchup. Furthermore, because we have observed a high prevalence of ketchup in our pediatric patients’ diets, we recommend consideration of moderate consumption of this product in patients with recalcitrant widespread dermatitis.