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Chemical burn caused by topical application of garlic under occlusion

  • Author(s): Xu, Shuai;
  • Heller, Marissa;
  • Wu, Peggy A;
  • Nambudiri, Vinod E
  • et al.
Abstract

Allium sativum (garlic) can cause an irritant contact dermatitis, secondary to naturopathic practices. We report an unusually severe case of chemical burn following garlic applied under occlusion.

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