Facial Contact Dermatitis and the Irritant Potential of Mobile Phone Screens
Article first published online: 2 OCT 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 30, Issue 6, pages e177–e179, November/December 2013
How to Cite
Valdivieso, R., Heras-Mendaza, F. and Conde-Salazar, L. (2013), Facial Contact Dermatitis and the Irritant Potential of Mobile Phone Screens. Pediatric Dermatology, 30: e177–e179. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2012.01857.x
- Issue published online: 13 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 2 OCT 2012
Abstract: A teenager with atopic dermatitis presented with a 12-month history of recurrent, pruritic, round and polygonal patches on her face. Patch tests using the European standard series (including nickel, chromium, and cobalt chloride), a plastic and glue series of allergens, polyester components, and personal and environmental products in contact with the patient were conducted. For the patient and 3 of 14 healthy volunteers, positive reactions were observed to the patient’s mobile phone touchscreen (TS), an extract solution from the TS, and a non-TS phone of another brand. Accordingly, the patient’s dermatitis disappeared when contact with mobile phone screens was avoided.