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Shock Treatment: Swimming Pool Contact Dermatitis


Address correspondence to Sarah L. Chamlin, M.D., Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Children's Memorial Hospital, 2300 Children's Plaza, #107, Chicago, IL 60614, or e-mail:


Allergic contact dermatitis to potassium peroxymonosulfate, used as a chemical shock treatment for hot tubs and swimming pools, should be in the differential diagnosis for patients presenting with dermatitis triggered by swimming pool or hot tub exposure. We report the first pediatric case of allergic contact dermatitis to potassium peroxymonosulfate after swimming exposure.