Contact urticaria due to the common stinging nettle (Urtica dioica)--histological, ultrastructural and pharmacological studies.

@article{Oliver1991ContactUD,
  title={Contact urticaria due to the common stinging nettle (Urtica dioica)--histological, ultrastructural and pharmacological studies.},
  author={Fred Oliver and Elfriede Amon and Aodh{\'a}n Breathnach and David Michael Francis and Padmini Sarathchandra and Anne Kobza Black and Malcolm Greaves},
  journal={Clinical and experimental dermatology},
  year={1991},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
A frequent cause of contact urticaria is skin exposure to the common stinging nettle (Urtica dioica). The urticaria is accompanied by a stinging sensation lasting longer than 12 h. Little is known of the cellular and molecular mechanism of stinging-nettle urticaria. After preliminary pharmacological analysis of pro-inflammatory activity in nettle stings, the cellular response of mononuclear cells, polymorphonuclear cells and mast cells was examined in six people 5 min and 12 h after nettle… CONTINUE READING
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