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Document ID (ISN)67940
CIS number 96-2184
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gómez E., García R., Galindo P.A., Feo F., Fernández F.J.
Title Occupational allergic contact dermatitis from sunflower
Bibliographic information Sep. 1996, Vol.35, No.3, p.189-190. 8 ref.
Abstract A 62-year old cowherd, with a previous history of hay fever, presented forehead dermatitis of two months standing. He had frequently handled cattle fodder over the previous six months and was also exposed to Helianthus (sunflower) plants while taking care of the livestock. Topical corticosteroids gave complete relief with rapid relapse when stopped. He was patch tested with the European standard series, an additional Compositae plant series, a cosmetics series, Helianthus pollen, the cattle fodder (composed of sunflower plants) and sunflower leaves. Only sunflower leaves and the cattle fodder gave positive results. The leaves were tested in seven controls with negative results. The patient showed negative prick tests to sunflower pollen. Specific Ig E for pollens was positive, whereas total Ig E was normal.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; plants; sensitization dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) case study; lactones; sesquiterpenes; agriculture; skin tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Livestock rearing
Skin diseases