Lichen planus-like contact dermatitis due to methacrylic acid esters

T. Kawamura, S. Fukuda, N. Ohtake, M. Furue, K. Tamaki

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We report a patient who had lichen planus-like lesions on sites repeatedly exposed to methacrylic acid esters used in the car industry. Histologically, the lesions showed all the features of classical lichen planus. Patch testing revealed positive reactions to methacrylic acid esters in concentrations as low as 5 x 10-3%. As dental devices contain methacrylic acid esters, it is possible to speculate that methacrylic acid esters may be one of the causative agents for oral lichen planus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-360
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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