Dermatite da contatto immediata da calamaro

Translated title of the contribution: Allergic contact dermatitis from calamary

C. Stinchi, V. Guerrini, P. Lucente, L. Guerra

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We report the case of a 29 year old cook affected by chronic contact dermatitis of the hands and of the forearms. Skin lesions, consisting of erythema, vesicles and scales, worsened after handling squids, calamaries and shellfish. The patient was patch tested with calamary and shellfish. Immediate and delayed scratch tests and 20 minutes open patch tests with the fresh fish were also carried out on normal but previously affected hand skin. The open patch tests and the scratch tests revealed a positive reaction, with erythema, vesicles and itching, to calamary. The possible pathogenesis of protein contact dermatitis is discussed.

Translated title of the contributionAllergic contact dermatitis from calamary
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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