|Document ID (ISN)||100804|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Anliker M.D., Borelli S., WŘthrich B.
||Occupational protein contact dermatitis from spices in a butcher: A new presentation of the mugwort-spice syndrome
||Feb. 2002, Vol.46, No.2, p.72-74. Illus. 15 ref.
||In addition to well-known contact dermatitis due to exposure to meat, spices are also a source of potential contact allergy among butchers. A case of contact dermatitis due to spice mix in a 39-year-old butcher is presented. The patient underwent skin prick testing (SPT) with standard allergens and different meat and spice extracts, and scratch-patch testing with spice mix containing glutamate, paprika and other spices. Specific serum-IgE was measured. SPT only showed an immediate-type sensitization to mugwort, as well as different spices and camomile. Scratch-patch tests were negative for different meats, but strongly positive for spice mix after 30min (wheal and flare) and after 48h (infiltration and vesiculation). The tests demonstrate an IgE-mediated contact allergy to spices but also a delayed type allergy to spice mix as a manifestation of the mugwort-spice syndrome in this individual. When testing for occupational dermatitis in butchers, protein contact allergy to spices must also be taken into consideration.
||spices; meat industry; dermatitis; allergens
||irritants; sensitization dermatitis; immunoglobulins; Switzerland; case study; determination in blood; skin eruption; urticaria; allergy tests; skin tests; eczema
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Switzerland|
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)