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Document ID (ISN)72803
CIS number 99-871
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Paulsen E., Skov P.S., Andersen K.E.
Title Immediate skin and mucosal symptoms from pot plants and vegetables in gardeners and greenhouse workers
Bibliographic information Oct. 1998, Vol.39, No.4, p.166-170. 21 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) plants; irritation; horticulture; flower and perfume-plant growing; skin allergies
Descriptors (secondary) eczema; urticaria; epidemiologic study; hypersensitivity; allergy tests; skin tests; histamine release
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases