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Contact dermatitis

Summary of Contact dermatitis
Contact dermatitis is a type IV (delayed) hypersensitivity reaction resulting in an erythematous, pruritic, oozing, vesicular skin rash. It results from either exposure to allergens (allergic contact dermatitis) such as poison ivy or irritants (irritant contact dermatitis) such as detergents. 

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Contact dermatitis

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A 33-year-old woman comes to the office because of a lesion on her forearm that appeared yesterday. She had spent the day gardening outside, and later noticed an itchy red rash with a few small vesicles, as shown here. She has never had such a lesion before, but says that she recently completed treatment for Lyme disease after she noticed a circular red rash on her shin. Which of the following is the most likely cause of this patient's latest rash?