Contact dermatitis due to cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale) shell oil, pericarp and kernel

J. S. Pasricha, C. R. Sriniwas, D. S. Krupa Shankar, K. Shenoy

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A 21-year-old worker developed itching, fissuring and exudative lesions on her hands and fingers, 3 years after working as a cutter in the cashew nut factory. The lesions would improve during holidays or after she left her job. Patch tests were positive with the 0.1% cashew nut shell oil in polyethylene glycol and also with the red pericarp covering and the kernel of cashew nuts used as such.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-37
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1988


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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