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Help and hindrance: continuous glucose monitors and contact allergy
  1. Rachel Ann Morris1,
  2. Ashima Lowe2,
  3. Jenny Hughes2,
  4. Nirupa D’Souza1
  1. 1 Department of Paediatrics, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, UK
  2. 2 Department of Dermatology, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, UK
  1. Correspondence to Rachel Ann Morris, Department of Paediatrics, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend SA12 7BR, UK; Rachelann.morris{at}

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A 15-year-old boy with type 1 diabetes mellitus presented with a 4-month history of an itchy, erythematous rash confined to the site of his continuous glucose monitoring sensor (CGMS) device (figure 1). CGMS had been initiated following problems with nocturnal hypoglycaemia. Information obtained from the manufacturer confirmed that the adhesive in the dressing contained cyanoacrylate. Patch testing showed a positive reaction to ethyl cyanoacrylate …

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