Contact allergy due to lychee.

  title={Contact allergy due to lychee.},
  author={Rossano Valsecchi and Paolo Leghissa},
  journal={Acta dermato-venereologica},
  volume={93 1},
Lychee {Litchi chinensis. Sonn) is a member of the Sapindaceae family; its common names are: litchee, lychee and litchi. Lychee has white, juicy edible flesh, surrounded by reddish prickly leather-like skin, containing a brown and, usually large, seed (Fig. 1). Lychee is a subtropical fruit that, once harvested, loses its red pericarp colour due to browning reactions probably involving polyphenols. The major areas of lychee production worldwide are China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, India and… 
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