Abstract Title:

[Anal and palmar contact dermatitis caused by iodopropynyl butylcarbamate in moist sanitary wipes].

Abstract Source:

Hautarzt. 2003 Oct;54(10):970-4. PMID: 14513245

Abstract Author(s):

R Schöllnast, B Kränke, W Aberer

Article Affiliation:

Universitäts-Klinik für Dermatologie und Venerologie, Graz, Austria.


A 63-year old man developed severe perianal and palmar contact dermatitis caused by sensitization to iodopropynyl butylcarbamate in moist sanitary wipes. Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate is increasingly employed as preservative in common cosmetic formulations and moist sanitary wipes as substitute for the previously frequently used sensitizers isothiazolinones and methyldibromoglutaronitrile. The allergic potential of diverse preservatives is a serious problem for the cosmetic industry, since truly hypoallergenic preservatives are not available but products such as moist sanitary wipes in large packages definitely require some form of protection.

Study Type : Human: Case Report
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Adverse Pharmacological Actions : Irritant : CK(49) : AC(9)

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