Dermatology Poster Session
Uter, W. (Department of Dermatology and Environmental Medicine, University of Osnabrueck, Germany)
Straube, M. (Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Bochum, Germany)
Randerath, B. (Consultant Pulmologist and Allergologist, Osnabrueck, Germany)
Altmeyer, P. (Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Bochum, Germany)
Szliska, C. (Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Bochum, Germany)
While allergic contact dermatitis from Compositae, mostly caused by sesquiterpenelactones, is relatively common, immediate-type hypersensitivity is reported less frequently. A 42-year old female florist is reported who first developed contact urticaria to pollen of dandelion. Later, whealing occured also on non-exposed skin sites and delayed-type allergic bronchial asthma developed after exposure to a variety of compositae pollen, such as chrysanthemum, golden rod, marguerite. The diagnosis was confirmed by positive skin prick tests with native material and extracts, by the detection of specific IgE-antibodies and positive bronchial provocation tests with three selected species. The patient had to stop working, because sufficient avoidance of airborne exposure to pollens of these very popular decorative plant was not considered practical.
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|Noehle, M.; Uter, W.; Straube, M.; Randerath, B.; Altmeyer, P.; Szliska, C.; (1998). Occupational Contact Urticaria With Simultaneous Late-phase Bronchial Asthma To Compositae.. Presented at INABIS '98 - 5th Internet World Congress on Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University, Canada, Dec 7-16th. Available at URL http://www.mcmaster.ca/inabis98/dermatology/noehle0422/index.html|
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