We report the occurrence of severe symptomatic bronchoconstriction in an atopic asthmatic subject following the application of coal tar bandages. Investigations showed that this was likely to have been caused by inhalation of coal tar vapour. We suggest that coal tar preparations should be used with caution in asthmatic subjects.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Clinical and Experimental Dermatology|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1995|
- Acute Disease
- Dermatitis, Atopic
- Coal Tar
Ibbotson, S. H., Stenton, S. C., & Simpson, N. B. (1995). Acute severe bronchoconstriction precipitated by coal tar bandages. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 20(1), 58-59. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2230.1995.tb01286.x