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March 1983

Ambiguous Statement

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(3):242. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650270060019

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In the letter entitled "Multiple Cases of Allergic Contact Dermatitis Occurring Simultaneously in Families," published in the February Archives (1982;118:73), in the second column, the second and third paragraphs under "Comment" should have read as follows:

In contrast to the United States, dermatitis from Toxicodendron radicans has rarely been recorded in Australia. The common cause of Rhus dermatitis in Australia is Rhus succedaneum (Toxicodendron succedaneum), sometimes known as the Japanese wax tree. Rhus succedaneum is a well-known sensitizing shrub in Australia and has been voluntarily withdrawn from sale in the state of South Australia.3

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