Occupational allergy caused by flowers

  title={Occupational allergy caused by flowers},
  author={Nicolette W. de Jong and A. M. Vermeulen and Roy Gerth van Wijk and Hans de Groot},
We describe 14 consecutive patients with complaints due to the handling of flowers. The symptoms varied from allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma to urticaria. Most patients had professions in the flower industry. Skin prick tests (SPT) were performed with home‐made pollen extracts from 17 different flowers known to be the most commonly grown and sold in The Netherlands. RAST against mugwort, chrysanthemum, and solidago was performed. The diagnosis of atopy against flowers was based on work… 

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