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  • Impact Factor: 0.285**
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  • ISSN: 2638-4558
  • DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558
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  •  Physiology
  •  Transplantation Medicine
  •  Epidemiology
  •  Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology
  •  Neonatology
  •  Nursing
  •  Vascular Medicine


Citation: Clin Case Rep Int. 2024;8(1):1654.DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558.1654

Glutaraldehyde-Induced Allergic Contact Dermatitis - A Case Report and Safety Standards

Pragya P, Ramesh B and Neha J

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, King George Medical University, India

*Correspondance to: Ramesh Bharti 

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A 28-year-old female presented with a severe burning sensation and dark brown patches in the lower chin region, one day following root canal treatment. On the basis of the characteristic appearance of patches and typical burning sensation associated with an allergic reaction, diagnosis of acute contact dermatitis was made. Patch testing by an expert dermatologist confirmed that the patient was allergic to glutaraldehyde. glutaraldehyde, a popular commercial germicidal product is widely used as cold sterilizing agents for operative dental instruments. The patient developed a reaction as the endodontic files used during the root canal procedure were cold sterilized with 2% Glutaraldehyde. The lesion was healed following administration of corticosteroids and anti-histamines. This report concerns a case of glutaraldehyde induced contact dermatitis. As glutaraldehyde is being used more widely, particularly in dental clinics, this case was of interest and is reported in the safety interest of patients and clinicians.


Allergic reaction; Contact Dermatitis; Delayed Hypersensitivity; Glutaraldehyde

Cite the Article:

Pragya P, Ramesh B, Neha J. Glutaraldehyde-Induced Allergic Contact Dermatitis - A Case Report and Safety Standards. Clin Case Rep Int. 2024; 8: 1654.

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