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Bus passes could be causing contact dermatitis

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7372.1058/f (Published 09 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1058
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Clinicians should consider the possibility of “bus pass dermatitis” in patients with localised lesions beneath clothing and pockets.

    Doctors at McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec, have reported the case of a man who contracted dermatitis on the left side of his chest and was found to have a reaction to his plastic-covered bus pass which he carried in his shirt pocket (American Journal of Contact Dermatitis 2002:13:146-7).

    When a patch test was carried out with the pass, the result was positive after …

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