Diphenhydramine: a forgotten allergen?

@article{Heine1996DiphenhydramineAF,
  title={Diphenhydramine: a forgotten allergen?},
  author={A. Heine},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
  year={1996},
  volume={35}
}
  • A. Heine
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Contact Dermatitis
The main Dendranthema allergen is artaglasin A (6), but alantolactone (7), chlorochrymoryn and chrysanthemins A and B (8) have also been identified. These positive reactions may be interpreted as cross-reactions (9, 10). Positivity to the mix of sesquiterpene lactones is despite the studies of Green (11), where only 35% of the patients with clinically relevant Compositae allergy had a positive patch test to the lactone mix. Although our patient reported symptoms immediately on contact with the… Expand
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