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November 11, 1939


JAMA. 1939;113(20):1808. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.72800450003008b

Case 1.—  A 29 year old woman presented an acute vesicular dermatitis of three days' duration which involved both lips and a moderately large circumoral area. There was no history of contact with any of the common substances usually responsible for a dermatitis in this location. She stated that two days prior to the onset she received a case of mangoes from her father, who owns a fruit farm in Florida. About twenty-four hours after eating a mango itching developed about her mouth, and her lips began to swell.Examination revealed an erythematovesicular eruption involving both lips, the chin and both cheeks. The lips were edematous and she had difficulty in opening the mouth. There were no lesions on the mucous membranes of the mouth. The patient stated that she felt nauseated after eating the mangoes. Her past history is irrelevant with the exception that she had had attacks of