Contact urticaria syndrome caused by polyaminopropyl biguanide in wipes for intimate hygiene

Contact Dermatitis. 2014 Nov;71(5):307-9. doi: 10.1111/cod.12279.
No abstract available

Keywords: antimicrobials; basophil activation test; contact urticaria syndrome; cosmetics; poly(hexamethylene) biguanide; polyaminopropyl biguanide; polyhexanide; preservatives; prick testing; wet wipes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anal Canal
  • Biguanides / adverse effects*
  • Cosmetics / adverse effects*
  • Dermatitis, Contact / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Hygiene*
  • Male
  • Preservatives, Pharmaceutical / adverse effects*
  • Pruritus / chemically induced
  • Syndrome
  • Urticaria / chemically induced*

Substances

  • Biguanides
  • Cosmetics
  • Preservatives, Pharmaceutical
  • polyaminopropylbiguanide