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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
Preface-J. Avalos and H. I. Maibach
Introduction - J.C. Mitchell
Historical Botanical Dermatology-
Etiology of Adverse Reactions to Plants-G. Ducombs
Diagnosis of Plant Dermatitis-J.C. Mitchell and
Prevention of Plant Dermatitis-H. Zhai and H.I. Maibach
Mechanical Injury-J.C. Mitchell
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
Asteraceae-M. Robles, J. West, and E. Rodriquez
Betulaceae-H. Breiteneder, J. Wen, and O. Scheiner
Hydrophyllaceae-M. Aregullin, and E. Rodriquez
Other Plant Families
Acanthaceae-S.C. Chhabra and L.C. Newton
Agavacae-J.J. Segura, J. Del Valle Cantu, and C. Calzado Flores
Aloeaceae-S.C. Chhabra and L.C. Newton
Alstroemeriaceae-L.P. Christensen and K. Kristiansen
Bignoniaceae-O.A. Binutu and G.A. Cordell
Bromeliaceae-F. Cordoba-Alva, T. Boone, and
Burseraceae-L.M. Pena-Rodriquez and S.R. Peraza-Sanchez
Verbenaceae-E. Paulsen and K.E. Andersen
Allergenic Hardwoods-B.M. Hausen
Current Problems with Toxicodendron succedaneum in New Zealand-M. Rademaker
Spices-A. Niinimaki and M. Hannuksela