(Last Updated On: October 30, 2018)

Authors: John Michael F. Dellariarte, MD; Shereen Reine S. Rodriguez, MD and Vermen M. Verallo-Rowell, MD, FPDS

Abstract

Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a common dermatologic condition. ACD may present with a typical clinical presentations, requiring patch testing for diagnosis. A 77-year-old Filipino female presented with a 6 month-history of bilateral symmetrical pruritic scaly plaques on both feet diagnosed and treated as a case tinea pedis unresponsive to topical antifungal treatment. Patch test result was positive for Propolis. A positive patch test result to Propolis may be associated to ACD to varnish and wood in a patient with a history of exposure to bees. Patch test was key to diagnosis and successful conservative management.

Citation

Dellariarte, JM, Rodriguez, SR & Verallo-Rowel, V. (2017). Allergic contact dermatitis to propolis presenting as tinea pedis. Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society, 26(1), 74-77.

 

Keywords

Allergic contact dermatitis, dermatitis, Propolis, tinea pedis

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