Wearable health device dermatitis: a case of acrylate-related contact allergy

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By bhadmin February 2, 2021

The popularity of mobile wearable health devices has skyrocketed. Some of these devices are worn on the wrist and have been associated with the development of allergic contact dermatitis. Although nickel has been the suspected culprit in cases reported by the media for consumers, we present a rare report of a patient who developed a localized contact dermatitis that was linked to acrylate allergy on epicutaneous patch testing. We surmise that the source of this acrylate might derive from leaching of this compound from the rechargeable battery housing given its correspondence to where the rash arose.

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