A 72-year-old man used eye drops containing aminocaproic acid. He presented with an itchy erythema on his eyelids. On examination, severe swollen erythema with small erosions and scales on his eyelids were observed. He was treated with topical corticosteroid ointment. The eruption cleared within a few days. Patch tests were performed with the eye drops and their ingredients. Positive reactions were obtained with both the eye drops and aminocaproic acid. Aminocaproic acid is an antiplasmin agent that has been used as an anti-hemorrhagic agent. Recently, it has been used as a constituent in various common OTC drugs for its anti-inammatory or anti-allergenic effect.
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- Infectious Diseases