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June 1988

Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Alstroemeria

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Dermatology, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey.

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(6):914-916. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670060060017

• 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)

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