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Document ID (ISN)49083
CIS number 88-318
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dannaker C.J., White I.R.
Title Cutaneous allergy to mustard in a salad maker
Bibliographic information Apr. 1987, Vol.16, No.4, p.212-214. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract A case of allergic contact dermatitis to mustard (Brassica nigra) in a salad maker is reported. The sources of skin contact included a commercial salad cream, a vinaigrette, and various members of the mustard family, Cruciferae. The Cruciferae include many salad vegetables and condiments which contain allergenic isothiocyanates. The extent of skin contact among salad makers and other food handlers may be significant, and sensitisation to isothiocyanates from this large family of vegetables may be an important cause of food contact allergy in these individuals.
Descriptors (primary) food; skin allergies; group catering; mustard
Descriptors (secondary) case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases