oa South African Medical Journal - Contact dermatitis due to DDT

Volume 24, Issue 16
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Contact dermatitis due to DDT is, considering the widespread use of this insecticide, very rare. The few cases so far reported have all been due to DDT in solution, the dry powder being apparently inactive as a skin sensitizing agent. An unusual feature in the case now reported is the presence of purpuric lesions.

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