Vaccine against Poison Ivy Induced Contact Dermatitis, A Lingering Scientific Challenge

@article{Pekovic2016VaccineAP,
  title={Vaccine against Poison Ivy Induced Contact Dermatitis, A Lingering Scientific Challenge},
  author={D. Pekovic},
  journal={Journal of Vaccines and Vaccination},
  year={2016},
  volume={2}
}
  • D. Pekovic
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Vaccines and Vaccination
The most common North American plant to cause contact dermatitis is poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans). Urushiol is the oil of the plant to which the majority of people throughout the world are allergic. All parts of the plant contain urushiol which can remain active as allergen for many years. According to the American Academy of Dermatology an estimated of up to 50 million people in USA annually have an allergic reaction to poison ivy. Canada experiences similar situation. Current scientific… Expand

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