Hans Meert

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INTRODUCTION Phyllanthus amarus Schum. & Thonn. (Euphorbiaceae), already well known for its antiviral, antihyperglycaemic and antihepatotoxic effects, is also investigated for its antimalarial activity. The major constituent of the crude extract of the whole plant was isolated and identified in this research to be ellagic acid, for which antiplasmodial(More)
BACKGROUND Octylisothiazolinone (OIT) is used as an antifungal agent by the leather industry. OBJECTIVES To show sensitization to OIT from leather, and to highlight the potential implications when cross-reactivity between OIT and methylisothiazolinone (MI) is studied. METHODS Two patients with allergic contact dermatitis caused by a leather belt and(More)
Eva Van Steenkiste1, An Goossens1, Hans Meert2, Sandra Apers2 and Olivier Aerts3 1Department of Dermatology, University Hospitals, K.U. Leuven, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium, 2Research Group Natural Products and Food – Research and Analysis (NatuRA), Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Antwerp, B-2650, Antwerp, Belgium, and 3Department of(More)
Olivier Aerts1, Hans Meert2, Sighile Janssens2, Melissa Sprengers1, Karen Chapelle3, Luc Bensch4, Sandra Apers2 and Julien Lambert1 1Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Antwerp, Wilrijkstraat 10, B-2650, Antwerp, Belgium, 2Research Group Natural Products and Food – Research and Analysis (NatuRA), Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University(More)
BACKGROUND Methylisothiazolinone (MI) contact allergy is severely affecting consumers with allergic contact dermatitis, owing to its presence in cosmetics, household detergents, and water-based paints, in particular. Data on the true isothiazolinone concentrations in these products are scarce, and labelling may be incorrect. OBJECTIVES To report on the MI(More)
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