Bullous Contact Allergy From Cinnamon

Derm Beruf Umwelt. Nov-Dec 1988;36(6):186-7.


A young Malay female presented with a bullous eruption as a manifestation of contact allergy to cinnamic aldehyde in cinnamon. The clinical and histological features resembled bullous pemphigoid but immunological markers for pemphigoid were absent. The patient responded to a short course of oral steroids. Contact allergy can mimic pemphigoid.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cinnamomum zeylanicum / adverse effects*
  • Condiments / adverse effects*
  • Dermatitis, Contact / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Patch Tests
  • Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous / etiology*