Spa contact dermatitis

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Abstract

Potassium monopersulfate (MPS) is widely used in spa and pool "shock" treatments, yet contact dermatitis associated with MPS has been rarely reported. A patient presented with a generalized scattered dermatitis from the neck down that worsened after spa use. Patch testing elicited a ++ reaction to ammonium persulfate. Contact with ammonium persulfate was ruled out; however, MPS, which can cross-react with ammonium persulfate, was found to be the active ingredient in the patient's spa shock treatments. The dermatitis cleared after the patient switched to a hydrogen peroxide-based shock treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-101
Number of pages2
JournalDermatitis
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008

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Contact Dermatitis
Shock
Dermatitis
Hydrogen Peroxide
Neck
Therapeutics
ammonium peroxydisulfate

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Dermatology

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Yankura, Jessica A. ; Marks, James G. ; Anderson, Bryan E. ; Adams, David R. / Spa contact dermatitis. In: Dermatitis. 2008 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 100-101.
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