Autosensitization Dermatitis Associated with Propolis-Induced Allergic Contact Dermatitis

May 2006 | Volume 5 | Issue 5 | Case Reports | 458 | Copyright © May 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.