The Ewha Medical Journal
Ewha Womans University School of Medicine
Case Report

A Case of Allergic Contact Dermatitis Due to Rubber Glove and Cement

Hae Jin Park, Ho Jung Kang, Jeong Hee Hahm

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Published Online: Jul 24, 2015


The use of rubber gloves has increased in recent years. At the same time, there has been a progressive increase of incidence of occupational and nonoccupational sensitization to rubber components. Chromate sensitivity has been reported as a very common combination in the rubber allergic building workers.

We report a case of contact dermatitis to rubber glove and cement in a 69-year-old man who presented erythematous patches with severe itching on both hands, especially on the lateral sides of fingers. On patch tst, he showed positive reactions to thiuram mix, mercaptobenzothazole, potassium dichromate and rubber glove as is.

The patient was treated with topical and sysmetic corticosteroid and antihistamine with a good clinical responses.

Keywords: Contact dermatitis; Rubber; Cement