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Irritant contact facial dermatitis due to nebulizer therapy.
  1. D. J. Eedy,
  2. K. Barton,
  3. C. F. Stanford
  1. Department of Dermatology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK.


    A case is reported of a patient with long-standing, severe airflow obstruction requiring long-term nebulizer therapy developing a facial dermatitis in the area bounded by the nebulizer mask. The facial dermatitis seems to be the result of the combined irritancy of the nebulizer solutions and moisture, and prophylactic measures are suggested for patients requiring long-term nebulizer therapy.

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