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The Hazards of Moist Toilet Paper

The Hazards of Moist Toilet Paper OBSERVATION ONLINE FIRST Allergy to the Preservative Methylchloroisothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone Kevin H. Gardner; Mark D. P. Davis, MD; Donna M. Richardson, RN; Mark R. Pittelkow, MD Background: Methylchloroisothiazolinone/methyliso- we determined that all 4 patients were using moist toilet thiazolinone (MCI/MI), a common preservative in some paper. The dermatitis resolved after use of the moist brands of moist toilet paper (baby wipes and moist tow- toilet paper was discontinued. elettes), has been reported to be a cause of allergic con- tact dermatitis. However, few cases have been reported Conclusion: This study highlights that the MCI/MI in in the United States. moist toilet paper can be a cause of perianal and peri- neal allergic contact dermatitis. Observations: We report the cases of 4 adult patients with severe perianal and perineal allergic contact der- Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(8):886-890. Published online matitis seen at our institution during a 6-month period. With patch testing, we identified allergy to MCI/MI, and June 21, 2010. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.114 HE USE OF MOIST TOILET tragluteal eruption with associated pruri- paper (baby wipes and tus and pain of 5 months’ duration. He moist towelettes) to cleanse judged the pain to be of the highest inten- after defecation is a rela- sity, 10 on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Dermatology American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2010 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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2168-6068
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2168-6084
DOI
10.1001/archdermatol.2010.114
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20566902
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Abstract

OBSERVATION ONLINE FIRST Allergy to the Preservative Methylchloroisothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone Kevin H. Gardner; Mark D. P. Davis, MD; Donna M. Richardson, RN; Mark R. Pittelkow, MD Background: Methylchloroisothiazolinone/methyliso- we determined that all 4 patients were using moist toilet thiazolinone (MCI/MI), a common preservative in some paper. The dermatitis resolved after use of the moist brands of moist toilet paper (baby wipes and moist tow- toilet paper was discontinued. elettes), has been reported to be a cause of allergic con- tact dermatitis. However, few cases have been reported Conclusion: This study highlights that the MCI/MI in in the United States. moist toilet paper can be a cause of perianal and peri- neal allergic contact dermatitis. Observations: We report the cases of 4 adult patients with severe perianal and perineal allergic contact der- Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(8):886-890. Published online matitis seen at our institution during a 6-month period. With patch testing, we identified allergy to MCI/MI, and June 21, 2010. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.114 HE USE OF MOIST TOILET tragluteal eruption with associated pruri- paper (baby wipes and tus and pain of 5 months’ duration. He moist towelettes) to cleanse judged the pain to be of the highest inten- after defecation is a rela- sity, 10 on

Journal

JAMA DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 2010

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