Acute severe bronchoconstriction precipitated by coal tar bandages

S.H. Ibbotson, S.C. Stenton, N.B. Simpson

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)58-59
    Number of pages2
    JournalClinical and Experimental Dermatology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1995


    • Acute Disease
    • Dermatitis, Atopic
    • Humans
    • Coal Tar
    • Adult
    • Asthma
    • Female
    • Bandages


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