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baboon syndrome

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baboon butts

DERMATOLOGY

Definition A particular type of systemic contact dermatitis characterised by symmetrical, sharply-demarcated erythematous patches on the buttocks and upper legs, which is strikingly similar to baboons’ butts. The lesions are often associated with a symmetrical eczematous rash involving the axillae, antecubital fossae, eyelids, and lateral neck.

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baboon syndrome

Causative agents Various formulations of penicillin, radiocontrast media, and others

Mechanism Type IV cell mediated reaction.

The name obtains from the bright-red anogenital coloration of the baboon bum/bottom. 

Synonyms Eczematous drug eruption (in part), flexural exanthema (in part), intertriginous drug eruption (in part), SDRIFE, symmetrical drug related intertriginous and flexural exanthema

References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Baboon_syndrome

Dermatology. 2007;214(1):89-93

dermatology.cdlib.org/93/original/ baboon/wolf.html

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