Dermatology Online Journal
Systemic contact dermatitis due to amethocaine following digital rectal examination
- Author(s): Caro Gutiérrez, Dolores
- Gómez de la Fuente, Enrique
- Pampín Franco, Ana
- Ascanio Armada, Lucía
- López Estebaranz, José Luis
- et al.
Systemic contact dermatitis is a dermatitis that may occur in previously sensitized individuals (usually through the skin or mucosa) when they are re-exposed to the allergen systemically (oral, rectal, inhaled, intravesical, intravenous...). Although many drugs have been implicated as a cause of systemic contact dermatitis, local anesthetics derived from caines have been rarely reported. We present a case of systemic contact dermatitis after performing a digital rectal examination with a urological lubricant containing amethocaine.