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Keywords:

  • Silver sulfadiazine;
  • cetyl alcohol;
  • propylene glycol

23 patients who had used silver sulfadiazine cream were patch tested. No react ions to the active principle occurred but 2 vehicle components, cetyl alcohol and propylene glycol were positive. No sulfonamide-sensitive subject raided to silver sulfadiazine. There is no evidence that silver sulfadiazine has a contact sensitizing potential or that it is contra-indicated for patients with a history of sulfonamide hypersensitivity.