Polymerized urushiol of the commercially available rhus product in Korea.

  title={Polymerized urushiol of the commercially available rhus product in Korea.},
  author={Seung Hyun Cheong and You Won Choi and Byung Sun Min and Hye Young Choi},
  journal={Annals of dermatology},
  volume={22 1},
BACKGROUND Systemic contact dermatitis commonly occurs with the intake of rhus (boiled chicken with rhus) as a health food and a folk medicine to cure gastrointestinal diseases in Korea. Rhus companies insist they have the technology for rhus detoxification. However, the numbers of systemic allergic contact dermatitis patients, caused by rhus, have not decreased. The principle of present techniques for rhus detoxification is the induction of the polymerization of urushiol, but polymerized… CONTINUE READING
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