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Allergic Contact Dermatitis to a Laptop Computer in a Child

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  • Sharon E. Jacob M.D.,

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    1. Division of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, California
    • Address correspondence to Sharon E. Jacob, M.D., Division of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, and Rady Children's Hospital, 8010 Frost Street, Suite 602, San Diego, CA 92123, or e-mail: sjacob@contactderm.net.

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  • Shehla Admani M.D.

    1. Division of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, California
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Abstract

This report details the case of an 11-year-old boy with a history of atopic dermatitis who developed a widespread dermatitis 1 month after receiving a laptop for Christmas. Allergic contact dermatitis to nickel in the laptop was determined as the cause.

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