• Two female florists developed dermatitis of the fingertips. Patch testing revealed allergic contact dermatitis to the flower, Alstroemeria, used in floral arrangements. They had positive patch tests to portions of Alstroemeria, and to tuliposide A, the allergen in this plant. Vinyl gloves were not helpful since tuliposide A readily penetrates through these gloves. Nitrile gloves may be protective since they prevented positive patch test to tuliposide A.
(Arch Dermatol 1988;124:914-916)
Marks JG. Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Alstroemeria. Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(6):914-916. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670060060017