Mobile Phone Dermatitis in Children and Adults: A Review of the Literature

Clare Richardson, Carsten R Hamann, Dathan Hamann, Jacob P Thyssen

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Background: Mobile phones have been reported to cause allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Methods: A comprehensive online literature review was conducted through the National Library of Medicine (Pubmed MEDLINE) using appropriate medical subject headings and keywords. Results: Thirty-seven cases of mobile phone-related ACD were found. Six studies evaluating allergen release from mobile phones were found. Conclusions: Case reports of mobile phone-associated ACD have risen rapidly in number since 2000. Case reports highlight mobile phone ACD in both pediatric and adult populations in many countries. Metal allergens, notably nickel and chromium, were frequently implicated in mobile phone associated ACD. Nickel release from mobile phones appears to be common and has been reported in both cheap and expensive mobile phones, including phones covered under the EU Nickel Directive.

TidsskriftPediatric Asthma, Immunology, and Pulmonology
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)60-69
Antal sider10
StatusUdgivet - 1 jun. 2014


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