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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81-82

Semen Allergy Manifesting As Chronic Pruritus Vulva

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K Pavithran

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A young woman of 24 with personal and family history of atopy development pruritus vulva each time after sexual intercourse with her husband. History of urticaria of sites of contact with semen on her thighs gave suspicion of contact urticaria. Positive wheal and flare response to pin prick test with semen, excellent therapeutic response to topical steroid and oral Cetirizine and non- recurrence of the problem after using condom by her husband confirmed the diagnosis of semen allergy.

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