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Document ID (ISN)109379
CIS number 09-408
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ackermann L., Aalto-Korte K., Jolanki R., Alanko K.
Title Occupational allergic contract dermatitis from cinnamon including one case from airborne exposure
Bibliographic information Feb. 2009, Vol.60, No.2, p.96-99. 24 ref.
Abstract This article reports cases of occupational allergic contact dermatitis and contact allergy from cinnamon based on patient records from two dermatological clinics in Helsinki, Finland. Six patients with delayed contact allergy to cinnamon were identified. Five of the patients showed positive reactions to cinnamal alone and in fragrance mix I in skin tests. Occupational contact allergy to cinnamon is rare but needs to be considered in workers handling food. Cinnamal is likely to be the main allergen in cinnamon.
Descriptors (primary) cinnamaldehyde; allergens; risk factors; food additives; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) spices; airborne dust; sensitization dermatitis; skin tests; Finland; eczema; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aldehydes
Skin diseases