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Title Dermatologic botany / edited by Javier Avalos and Howard I. Maibach
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2000


Description 1 online resource (440 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Dermatology: clinical and basic science series
CRC series in dermatology.
Contents section 1. Phytodermatoses -- section 2. Clinical and botanical investigations -- section 3. Plant families responsible for the majority of dermatologic reactions -- section 4. Other plant families -- section 5. Special topics
Summary More plants than ever are being harvested for use in products such as cosmetics, toiletries and medications. To combat this threat, the flora produce chemical defense mechanisms which can lead to many of humanity's dermatologic reactions.Dermatologic Botany is a comprehensive examination of plant-caused dermatitis in humans. This collection of 35 articles describes the etiology of adverse skin reactions to vegetation, occupational exposures and the methodologies employed in diagnosis. The book covers the complete plant kingdom, identifying the culpable agent of dermatitis in each species.Additional topics include phytochemical procedures, patch testing methodologies, practical aspects of patch testing, and difficulties in investigating dermatitis from plants
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Contact dermatitis.
Poisonous plants.
Skin -- Inflammation.
Dermatitis -- etiology
Plants -- adverse effects
Plants, Toxic -- adverse effects
Dermatitis, Contact
Plants, Toxic
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Dermatology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
Contact dermatitis.
Poisonous plants.
Skin -- Inflammation.
Form Electronic book
Author Avalos, Javier.
Maibach, Howard I.
LC no. 99046442
ISBN 9780849373619