Allergic contact dermatitis from the adhesive remover wipe of stoma bags



Skin disorders at ostomy sites are common and include irritant contact dermatitis from the draining fluid and/or the ostomy devices, intertrigo, and bacterial and mycotic infection (1). Allergic contact dermatitis has also been described, from a karaya seal ring (2), stoma adhesive paste (3), and rubber (4). The allergens causing contact dermatitis from ostomy bags, have been defined as epoxy resin (5–7), diaminodiphenylmethane (8) and polyisobutylene (9).