Autosensitization Dermatitis Associated with Propolis-Induced Allergic Contact Dermatitis

May 2006 | Volume 5 | Issue 5 | Case Report | 458 | Copyright © 2006

Seung Yoon Lee MD, Doo Rak Lee MD, Chung Eui You MD, Mi Youn Park MD PhD, Sook Ja Son MD PhD


Propolis is a beehive product known for its anti-inflammatory properties. With its growing use, propolis-induced contact dermatitis is increasing. While the dermatitis mostly occurs on areas directly exposed to propolis, our case presented an additional eczema at a site distant from the primary propolis-induced contact dermatitis twice in the same individual. We diagnosed it as an autosensitization dermatitis associated with propolis-induced allergic contact dermatitis.

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