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Clinical practice -- difficulties in the diagnostics 2/2009

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PIGMENTED COSMETIC DERMATITIS – CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

R. Darlenski1 and J. Kazandjieva2

1Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Tokuda Hospital Sofia, Bulgaria

2Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical Faculty, Medical University – Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Summary: Pigmented contact dermatitis is a rare non-eczematous contact reaction which must be properly diagnosed and treated. Herein a case of pigmented dermatitis caused by cosmetic product is described. The different etiological factors as well as the diagnostic and therapeutic approach are discussed.

Key words: cosmetic, eczema, dyschromia, pigmented dermatitis, patch test

Address for correspondence: Razvigor Darlenski, MD, PhD, 51B Nikola Vaptsarov Blvd., Bg – 1407 Sofia,  tel.: 00359 882 933713, e-mail: darlenski@abv.bg


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