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Réactions cutanées allergiques et toxiques aux plantes [Allergic and toxic cutaneous reactions to plants]
Revue Médicale Suisse
Numerous professional or leisure activities expose individuals to plants susceptible to provoke contact allergies. The immunological mechanisms that are responsible for these ailments (delayed cellular reaction linked to allergic dermatitis or immediate IgE mediated reaction of the allergic urticaria) differ according to the plant families involved. A differential diagnosis must be made in the case of the even more frequent non-allergic reactions implying either a simple mechanical irritation, or a contact with toxic substances. The role of UV (phytophotodermatosis), as well as the contact allergy to wood is also evoked in this paper.
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact/diagnosis, Dermatitis, Allergic Contact/immunology, Dermatitis, Occupational/diagnosis, Diagnosis, Differential, Humans, Hypersensitivity/diagnosis, Hypersensitivity/immunology, Hypersensitivity, Delayed/diagnosis, Hypersensitivity, Delayed/immunology, Hypersensitivity, Immediate/diagnosis, Hypersensitivity, Immediate/immunology, Photosensitivity Disorders/diagnosis, Plants/adverse effects, Urticaria/diagnosis
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