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Advances in Dermatology and Allergology/Postępy Dermatologii i Alergologii
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Letter to the Editor

Baboon syndrome

Julia Nowowiejska
1
,
Anna Baran
1
,
Iwona Flisiak
1

1.
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland
Adv Dermatol Allergol 2022; XXXIX (2): 413-415
Online publish date: 2020/10/13
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‘Baboon syndrome’ (BS) is a term primarily used to describe a mercury-induced skin eruption after previous sensitization to this chemical element, which was introduced in 1984 by Andersen et al. [1, 2]. This term is related to the clinical picture of confluent erythematous lesions involving buttocks which resemble red buttocks of baboons [3, 4]. Since then, there have been multiple case reports considering this clinical description but taking into account various pathogenesis: drug-induced and non-drug induced (allergenic and non-allergenic). Therefore, a great confusion regarding this term occurred and some researchers have tried to review this syndrome creating a new classification [2].
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