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Document ID (ISN)67933
CIS number 96-2178
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lamminpńń A., Estlander T., Jolanki R., Kanerva L.
Title Occupational allergic contact dermatitis caused by decorative plants
Bibliographic information May 1996, Vol.34, No.5, p.330-335. 35 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) sensitization dermatitis; dermatitis; skin allergies; plants
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; chrysanthema; case study; sesquiterpenes; Alstroemeria; daffodils; tulips; lactones
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Allergies
Skin diseases