|Document ID (ISN)||72803|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Paulsen E., Skov P.S., Andersen K.E.
||Immediate skin and mucosal symptoms from pot plants and vegetables in gardeners and greenhouse workers
||Oct. 1998, Vol.39, No.4, p.166-170. 21 ref.
||Short-lived occupational skin symptoms of an irritant or urticarial nature were commonly reported among 253 gardeners and greenhouse workers. In tests for immediate skin and mucosal symptoms, 33% of those tested had at least one positive reaction, and a family history of, or personal, atopy was significantly more prevalent among these workers compared to those with negative reactions. Positive histamine release tests indicated a possible immunologic aetiology in reactions to some species of plants. Because of the high prevalence of short-lived skin symptoms and because contact urticaria may present itself as a dermatitis, it is recommended that patch tests should be supplemented with tests for immediate reactions. Topics: allergy tests; eczema; epidemiologic study; flower and perfume-plant growing; histamine release; horticulture; hypersensitivity; irritation; plants; skin allergies; skin tests; urticaria.
||plants; irritation; horticulture; flower and perfume-plant growing; skin allergies
||eczema; urticaria; epidemiologic study; hypersensitivity; allergy tests; skin tests; histamine release
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)