Exploring the mango – poison ivy connection: the riddle of discriminative plant dermatitis

  title={Exploring the mango – poison ivy connection: the riddle of discriminative plant dermatitis},
  author={Klilah Hershko and Ido Weinberg and Arieh Ingber},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
A relationship between sensitivity to poison oak or poison ivy and mango dermatitis has been suggested by previous publications. The observation that acute allergic contact dermatitis can arise on first exposure to mango in patients who have been sensitized beforehand by contact with other urushiol‐containing plants has been documented previously. We report 17 American patients employed in mango picking at a summer camp in Israel, who developed a rash of varying severity. All patients were… 

Contact Allergy Induced by Mango (Mangifera indica): A Relevant Topic?

It is found that contact dermatitis may occur on the first exposure to mango due to previous sensitisation to urushiol-containing plants, and is rare.

A baleful weed and the king of fruits: tolerance, immunity, and the microbiome

Historically, Native Americans across the continent have also long used poison ivy as part of their indigenous treatments for ailments as diverse as ringworm, rattlesnake bites, and warts; however, recent research has shown that today many Koreans do not experience this prophylactic effect and may be due to the fact that it is no longer a deeply ingrained cultural practice to feed young children lacquer chicken.

Oral manifestations as the main feature of late‐onset recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa

The patient had eaten unpeeled mango 1 day before developing the eruption, and a patch test using 0.02% of urushiol was positive, assessed by International Contact Dermatitis Research Group criteria, and the diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis due to mango contact was made.

Effects of diet on skin sensitization by nickel, poison ivy, and sesquiterpene lactones.

Toxicodendron Dermatitis: Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

  • A. Gladman
  • Medicine
    Wilderness & environmental medicine
  • 2006
This review considers the epidemiology, identification, immunochemistry, pathophysiology, clinical features, treatment, and prevention of this common dermatologic problem.

Hypersensitivity manifestations to the fruit mango

The two distinct clinical presentations of hypersensitivity reactions caused by mango are highlighted and the role of cross-reactivity is discussed to increase awareness of potentially life threatening complications that can be caused by allergy to mango.

A severe case of mango dermatitis

The association for TCNs with NMSC seems to well support what the study has concluded: that awareness and enhanced sun protection education seem justified as part of therapeutic decision-making in these patients when an association such as this is found in a large patient population.

Patch Testing with Various Mango (Mangifera indica) Extracts

The peel and peel-lining from both types of mango similarly trigger most of the allergic responses, and most of positive cases reacted to mango in ether preparations, so a 10% ether extract could be used as a simple and standard preparation for testing mango allergy in suspected patients.

Immunotherapy of allergic contact dermatitis

The historical developments, present state and future outlook for immunotherapy of ACD are focused on.



Some observations on mango and mokihana dermatitis from Hawaii

Mango dermatitis seemed to be much more common in visitors to Hawaii, and in those moving here from the US mainland, than in those born locally, and patients with mango dermatitis to those with phytophotodermatitis were compared.

Poison ivy (Rhus) dermatitis; an experimental study.

  • A. Kligman
  • Medicine
    A.M.A. archives of dermatology
  • 1958
The recorded history of poison ivy dermatitis begins with these words of Captain John Smith in 1609; McNair's wonderful little book ``Rhus Dermatitis" is the most complete treatment of the subject; in it knowledge is summarized up to 1923.

Oral and epicutaneous desensitization in urushiol contact dermatitis in guinea pigs sensitized by 2 methods of different sensitizing potency

It is indicated that difficulty in establishing immune tolerance may increase with increasing intensity of primary sensitization, and that hyposensitizing potency tends to increase in the order epicutaneous, oral and combined (e.p.o.) administrations of urushiol.

Experimental contact dermatitis: effect of injections of 3-pentadecylcatechol (3-PDC) and mango feeding on cutaneous sensitivity to 3-PDC in guinea pigs.

  • H. Wechsler
  • Medicine
    The Journal of investigative dermatology
  • 1960
The present study throws doubt on the concept that a blocking mechanism may be developed by injections or ingestion of poison ivy extract and that this may prevent subsequent reactions or sensitization to the offending agent.

Nickel allergy in adolescents in relation to orthodontic treatment and piercing of ears.

Anaphylactic reaction after eating a mango.

Discussion Before the advent of modern orthopaedics fractures and dislocations were the domain of the bonesetter. In the absence of anaesthetics closed reductions required considerable strength to

Tolerance to Nickel: Oral Nickel Administration Induces a High Frequency of Anergic T Cells with Persistent Suppressor Activity1

A hypothesis is provided to account for this extraordinarily high frequency of nickel-reactive, suppressive T cells; it takes into account that nickel ions fail to act as classical haptens, but form versatile, unstable metal-protein and metal-peptide complexes.

Inhibition of Experimental Drug Allergy by Prior Feeding of the Sensitizing Agent

  • M. Chase
  • Biology
    Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
  • 1946
Summary Through the feeding of certain allergenic compounds to the non-sensitive subject, a state of resistance may be established against subsequent experimental sensitization of the skin by the