Dermatologists issue warning over medical glues

Testing showed a patient was allergic to adhesive on her glucose monitoring device, says Dr Mei Tam

Acrylate adhesives used in post-operative dressings and for glucose sensors are causing adverse skin reactions in patients, Australian dermatologists warn. 

Dr Mei Tam.
Dr Mei Tam, president of the Skin and Cancer Foundation.

Perth-based dermatologist Dr Bernadette Ricciardo has seen a spike in the number of patients with allergic contact dermatitis caused by medical glues used to close surgical wounds.

Many of the cases have followed

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