Proxy Contact Dermatitis, or Contact Dermatitis “by Proxy” (Consort or Connubial Dermatitis)

  • John McFaddenEmail author


Contact dermatitis “by proxy” (consort/connubial dermatitis) occurs when exposure to an agent originating from another individual leads to (usually allergic) contact dermatitis. The means of exposure can be through direct contact with another individual [1], airborne [2], or contaminated clothing or bedding [3, 4]. Occasionally, contact dermatitis “by proxy” has an occupational [4] or recreational [5] source.


Contact Dermatitis Patch Testing Benzoyl Peroxide Allergic Contact Dermatitis Chlorhexidine Gluconate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cutaneous AllergySt. John’s Institute of Dermatology, King’s College, St. Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK

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