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Two cases of compositae dermatitis exacerbated by moisturizer containing feverfew.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18021604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 45-year-old woman presented in October 2005 with a history of an eruption involving her scalp and face, including her eyelids and behind her ears. The eruption began at the end of August. It flared after she used a calming moisturizer containing feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium). A second patient, a 25-year-old woman, presented complaining of a 1-month history of an eruption around the eyes that started after she began using a moisturizer containing feverfew. Both patients were patch-tested with the North American Contact Dermatitis Group series, cosmetic and plant series, and their own skin care products. Patient 1 had a + reaction to sesquiterpene lactone mix, a + reaction to Compositae mix, a + reaction to parthenolide, a + reaction to Tanacetum vulgare, and a + reaction to the calming moisturizer. Patient 2 had + reactions to sesquiterpene lactone, Compositae mix, and the same calming moisturizer. It is thought that both of these eruptions are a result of contact dermatitis from the Compositae plant family.
Christina E Killoran; Glen H Crawford; Anita Pedvis-Leftick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatitis : contact, atopic, occupational, drug     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1710-3568     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatitis     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-20     Completed Date:  2008-02-01     Revised Date:  2013-08-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101207335     Medline TA:  Dermatitis     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology and Skin Surgery, Roger Williams Hospital, Providence, RI, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Allergens / adverse effects
Cosmetics / adverse effects*
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact / diagnosis,  etiology*
Facial Dermatoses / diagnosis,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Patch Tests
Plant Extracts / adverse effects*
Tanacetum parthenium / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Allergens; 0/Cosmetics; 0/Plant Extracts

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