|Document ID (ISN)||67933|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Lamminpńń A., Estlander T., Jolanki R., Kanerva L.
||Occupational allergic contact dermatitis caused by decorative plants
||May 1996, Vol.34, No.5, p.330-335. 35 ref.
||Twelve cases of occupational allergic contact dermatitis caused by decorative plants were diagnosed in a 14-year period. The patients were middle-aged and their average exposure time was 13 years. The plant families and pants causing allergic contact dermatitis were: Compositae (5 patients; chrysanthemum, elecampane, gerbera, feverfew), Alstroemeriaceae (5 patients; alstroemeria), Liliaceae (4 patients; tulip, hyacinth), Amaryllidaceae (2 patients; narcissus) and Caryophyllaceae (2 patients; carnation, cauzeflower). The known chemical allergens causing dermatitis were tuliposide-A and sesquiterpene lactones in the Compositae and Liliaceae families. Seven of the 12 patients were able to continue their work. The other five were not because of severe relapses of skin symptoms. The plant allergen and extract series currently available are of great help in the diagnosis.
||sensitization dermatitis; dermatitis; skin allergies; plants
||allergens; chrysanthema; case study; sesquiterpenes; Alstroemeria; daffodils; tulips; lactones
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
|Broad subject area(s)