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Plant dermatitis due to the Compositae (Asteraceae) family.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6991556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dermatitis due to members of the Compositae (Asteraceae) family of plants has been reported for many years from several parts of the world. Nevertheless, it seems to be overlooked by many present-day clinicians, undoubtedly because clinically it mimics photodermatitis or an airborne contact dermatitis of nonplant origin. This clinical review summarizes the rich literature on the subject, emphasizes the remarkably consistent clinical picture, and updates for readers relevant advances in botanical biochemistry and clinical implications, as well as current methods for diagnosis, attempts at treatment, and concepts of pathogenesis. It is hoped that the review will focus needed attention on this syndrome and will enhance prospects for accurate diagnosis, as well as further investigations into treatment and prevention.
R G Crounse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0190-9622     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1980 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-08-25     Completed Date:  1980-08-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  417-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dermatitis / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Dermatitis, Contact / diagnosis
Desensitization, Immunologic
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Photosensitivity Disorders / diagnosis

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