Contact dermatitis associated with Astronium urundeuva (allemão) Engl., a traditional medicinal plant from Brazil.

@article{Vilar2004ContactDA,
  title={Contact dermatitis associated with Astronium urundeuva (allem{\~a}o) Engl., a traditional medicinal plant from Brazil.},
  author={Maria D O Livramento Leit{\~a}o Vilar and Maria J Di{\'o}genes and Janaina L. Vilar and Jos{\'e} Gomes Bezerra Filho and Joana D'arc Pereira Dantas and J{\'u}lia Aparecida L De Souza and Selene Maia De Morais},
  journal={Contact dermatitis},
  year={2004},
  volume={51 5-6},
  pages={311}
}
Astronium urundeuva (allemão) Engl. (Anacardiaceae) is used in northeastern Brazilian folk medicine largely for the treatment of gynaecological and dermatological problems (1). Previous studies of this plant have shown antiulcerogenic (2), analgesic and anti-inflammatory (3, 4) effects. In clinical practice, there is anecdotal evidence that the use of A. urundeuva in topical preparations may cause, maintain or worsen cutaneous lesions, such as acute, subacute and chronic dermatitis. The present… CONTINUE READING

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