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Allergic Contact Dermatitis Associated with a Cresol Preservative (m-Cresol, Meta-Cresol, Chlorocresol, 4-Chloro-m-Cresol)

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A cresol compound may be used as a preservative in some drug preparations. A patient may develop an allergy to the cresol resulting in contact dermatitis or a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction.

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