Allergic contact dermatitis from Basic Red 46 in flame-retardant work clothing



A 55-year-old man presented with a 6-month history of widespread erythema and itching, involving the entire body except for the head, hands, feet, and the axillary vault, since beginning a job that required him to wear flame-retardant clothing made of red Nomex® fabric. His problem tended to disappear when he was removed from his work environment. There was no personal or family history of atopy.