Allergenic agent in contact dermatitis from Holigarna ferruginea

C.R. Srinivas, S.B. Kulkarni, S.K. Menon, D.S. Krupashankar, M.A. Iyengar, K.K. Singh, R.P. Sequeira, K.R. Holla

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9 of 10 patients who developed dermatitis following contact with Holigarna ferruginea and 5 of 35 asymptomatic volunteers showed a positive patch test reaction to 2% W/V acetone extract of the plant's resinous exudate. 6 albino rats were sensitized following 3 weekly applications of the same extract. Laccol (3‐heptadecadienyl catechol) was identified as the active principle in the exudates. Copyright © 1987, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
JournalContact Dermatitis
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Srinivas, C. R., Kulkarni, S. B., Menon, S. K., Krupashankar, D. S., Iyengar, M. A., Singh, K. K., ... Holla, K. R. (1987). Allergenic agent in contact dermatitis from Holigarna ferruginea. Contact Dermatitis, 17(4), 219-222.