Contact dermatitis from Euphorbia pulcherrima

B. Santucci, M. Picardo, A. Cristaudo

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A study to evaluate the possibility of contact dermatitis to Euphorbia pulcherrima was carried out in 31 subjects employed in 2 floriculture centres. 4 of 31 subjects patch tested to latex of E. pulcherrima were positive; 3 of them were positive to an aqueous extract of the leaves. The clinical picture, patch test results and histology suggest allergic contact dermatitis to E. pulcherrima.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-286
Number of pages2
JournalContact Dermatitis
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Toxicology


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