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Título: Home gardening may be a risk factor for contact dermatitis to Alstroemeria
Autor: Tavares, B
Loureiro, G
Pereira, C
Chieira, C
Palavras-chave: Dermatite de Contacto Alérgica
Jardinagem
Alstroemeria
Data: 2006
Citação: Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2006 Mar-Apr;34(2):73-5
Resumo: BACKGROUND: Occupational allergy among florists and people who work in cut flower production of Alstroemeria cultivars (Peruvian lily or Inca lily) has been previously reported. The allergen involved in sensitization is tulipalin A (alpha-methylene-gamma-butyrolactone). CASE REPORT: We describe the case of a 65-year-old woman who developed severe dermatitis on her right thumb, index and middle fingers and less severe dermatitis on her left palm and front of forearm with occasional itching of the neck and face after taking up home gardening activities, including cutting flowers such as Alstroemeria. METHODS: The patient and three healthy individuals were submitted to epicutaneous tests with the European standard series, the plant series, and stem portions of three suspected ornamental plants (Alstroemeria, Lilium and Zantedeschia), garlic, and onion. RESULTS: Patch tests performed in our patient, revealed an extreme reaction (+ + +) to Alstroemeria and alpha-methylene-gamma-butyrolactone, a strong reaction (+ +) to propolis and wood tar mix, a weak reaction (+) to balsam of Peru, an irritant reaction to garlic and negative results to diallyl disulfide and the other components investigated. Patch tests performed in the healthy individuals revealed negative. CONCLUSIONS: We stress the importance of Alstroemeria as a cause of allergic contact dermatitis not only in workers involved in the flower trade, but also in other people that come into contact with this plant in their leisure activities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.4/252
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