Diethyltoluamide-Containing Insect Repellent: Adverse Effects in Worldwide Use

Haim Reuveni, Pablo Yagupsky

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During the summer of 1978, ten soldiers were seen because of an eruption in the antecubital fossae. All of them had used an insect repellent containing 50% diethyltoluamide a few hours before the eruption had appeared. The symptoms and clinical findings in these cases were those of a burning sensation, erythema, and blisters at the onset, followed in some cases by ulceration and scarring. Precautions in the use of this commonly used repellent should be advised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-583
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1982


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