Periocular allergic contact dermatitis following topical Mitomycin C eye drop application

CUMURCU T. , ŞENER S. , Cavdar M.

CUTANEOUS AND OCULAR TOXICOLOGY, cilt.30, ss.239-240, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/15569527.2011.552898
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.239-240


A 63-year-old women had an extensive limbal papilliform tumoural lesion of her left eye. Mitomycin C (MMC) was applied to thearea at a dose of 0.2 mg/ml after total surgical excision of the lesion. The lesion was diagnosed as invasive squamous cell carcinoma on histopathology and topical 0.02% MMC was prescribed four times daily to the left eye. A severe periocular contact dermatitis of the left eye developed two days after starting MMC. The patch test result was positive. The periocular dermatitis resolved after discontinuation of the topical MMC and treatment with a topical corticosteroid.