Latanoprost is a phenyl-substituted analogue of prostaglandin F2α used to treat glaucoma (1). Recently, it has been shown to stimulate eyelash hypertrichosis and therefore it has been proposed as a possible treatment for alopecia (2). Despite the extensive use of the drug in ophthalmology, allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) due to latanoprost has rarely been reported in glaucoma patients (3-6). We report a case of ACD very probably due to latanoprost used for the treatment of alopecia areata in a woman. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

ALLERGIC CONTACT DERMATITIS PROBABLY DUE TO LATANOPROST DURING TREATMENT FOR ALOPECIA AREATA.

Napolitano Maddalena;
2019

Abstract

Latanoprost is a phenyl-substituted analogue of prostaglandin F2α used to treat glaucoma (1). Recently, it has been shown to stimulate eyelash hypertrichosis and therefore it has been proposed as a possible treatment for alopecia (2). Despite the extensive use of the drug in ophthalmology, allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) due to latanoprost has rarely been reported in glaucoma patients (3-6). We report a case of ACD very probably due to latanoprost used for the treatment of alopecia areata in a woman. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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