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Dermatologic Botany

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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.


"The worldwide review of Anacardiaceae (the poison ivy family) is superb…"

-Journal of American Academy of Dermatology

Table of Contents

Preface-J. Avalos and H. I. Maibach

Introduction - J.C. Mitchell

Historical Botanical Dermatology-

S. Norton


Etiology of Adverse Reactions to Plants-G. Ducombs

Diagnosis of Plant Dermatitis-J.C. Mitchell and

H.I. Maibach

Prevention of Plant Dermatitis-H. Zhai and H.I. Maibach

Mechanical Injury-J.C. Mitchell

Phytophotodermatoses-C.R. Lovell

Clinical and Botanical Investigations

Phytochemical Procedures-J.P. Lepoiteven

Botanical Photopatch Testing-A. L. Chew and H. I. Maibach

The Plant Families Responsible for the Majority of Dermatologic Reactions

Anacardiaceae-J.D. Guin and J. Beaman

Araliaceae-B.M. Hausen

Asteraceae-M. Robles, J. West, and E. Rodriquez

Betulaceae-H. Breiteneder, J. Wen, and O. Scheiner

Hydrophyllaceae-M. Aregullin, and E. Rodriquez

Primulaceae-L.P. Christensen

Urticacaea-J. Avalos

Other Plant Families

Acanthaceae-S.C. Chhabra and L.C. Newton

Agavacae-J.J. Segura, J. Del Valle Cantu, and C. Calzado Flores

Algae-J.G. Camarasa

Aloeaceae-S.C. Chhabra and L.C. Newton

Alstroemeriaceae-L.P. Christensen and K. Kristiansen

Aristolochiaceae-L. Pistelli

Bignoniaceae-O.A. Binutu and G.A. Cordell

Bromeliaceae-F. Cordoba-Alva, T. Boone, and

E. Prez-Campos

Burseraceae-L.M. Pena-Rodriquez and S.R. Peraza-Sanchez

Lichens-M. Rademaker

Verbenaceae-E. Paulsen and K.E. Andersen

Special Topics

Allergenic Hardwoods-B.M. Hausen

Current Problems with Toxicodendron succedaneum in New Zealand-M. Rademaker

Spices-A. Niinimaki and M. Hannuksela

About the Series

Dermatology: Clinical & Basic Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Dermatology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany