Document Type: Case Report

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Abstract

Chemical leucoderma is an acquired hypopigmented dermatosis caused by repeated exposure to specific chemical compounds, notably the aromatic or aliphatic derivatives of phenols andcatechols which are commonly present in the rubber and plastic materials. Herein, we report a case of chemical leucoderma in a 55-year-old male, appearing bilaterally over the retroauricular areas, which appeared after of the use of a new spectacle frame by the patient. The patch test results with Indian Standard Series and Cosmetic Series were negative. Chemical leucoderma following the use of materials like hair dyes, and rubber shoes or gloves is common but only a few cases of leucoderma with spectacles have been reported in the literature to date.

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