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Author Sharma, K. Vinod ♦ Kaur, Surrinder
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Content type Text
Publisher Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2017-11-07
Copyright Year ©1987
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) RL1-803
Subject Keyword Medicine ♦ Dermatology
Abstract Two hundred and seven patients (151 males and 56 females) were patch tested with a battery of plants, potassium dichromate and formaldehyde. Sensitivity to Parthenium hysterophorus. Nerium indicum, Calotropis procera, Eucalyptus sp and Mangifera indica was found in 60.87, 23.64, 15.46 andl2.08% patients respectively. One hundred and twenty six patients (92 males and 34 females ) including five teenage girls and one 13 years old child had parthenium dermatitis. Majority (74.60%) were between 30 to 59 years of age. Dermatitis involving face especially eyelids, neck, cubital and popliteal fossae was the common (82.54%) mode of presentation. Photosensitive pattern was seen in 9.51% and chronic lichenification of extremities in the remaining 7.97% patients Parthenium dermatitis was seen more frequently in city dwellers, while farmers constituted only 20.7% of all cases. There was frequent patch test positivity to potassium dichromate (24.i5%) and formaline (28.02%) in the present patients.
ISSN 03786323
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1987-01-01
e-ISSN 03786323
Journal Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Volume Number 53
Issue Number 1
Page Count 4
Starting Page 26
Ending Page 30


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