Noneczematous Contact Reactions

  • Anthony GoonEmail author
  • Chee-Leok Goh


Not all skin contact reactions present as eczema or dermatitis. There are several distinct noneczematous contact reactions which are more commonly seen. The mechanisms of these reactions are not clearly elucidated yet. It is very useful to clinicians to be able to identify these dermatoses as contact reactions so that they may be confirmed with patch testing and other unnecessary investigations can be avoided. In this chapter, we will cover the following: Erythema multiforme-like eruption, pigmented purpuric eruption, lichen planus-like eruption, bullous eruption, papular and nodular eruption, granulomatous eruption, pustular eruption, erythematous and exfoliative eruption, scleroderma-like eruption, pigmented contact dermatitis, lymphomatoid contact dermatitis, and vascular-occlusive contact dermatitis.


Contact Dermatitis Patch Test Allergic Contact Dermatitis Lichen Planus Erythema Multiforme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Skin CenterSingaporeRepublic of Singapore

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