Background Occupational allergy to ornamental flowers is seldom reported Methods We report a case of a 35-year-old male flower supplier who developed IgE-mediated allergic rhinoconjunctivitis with nasal polyps. and contact urticaria and dermatitis after handling Gypsophila paniculata, Dianthus caryophillus, and Lilium longiflorum.
Results Studies revealed the presence of positive immediate skin prick tests.
Ruhhing tests were positive to G. paniculata and D. caryophillus.
Serum specific IgE was detected against G. paniculata and L. longiflorum.
In IgE immunoblot, two IgE-binding bands (15 and 17 kDa) were obtained against D. caryophillus, and two different bands (19 and 22 kDa) were visible against L. longiflorum.
Conclusions These findings suggest an IgE-mediated reaction as the mechanism responsible for the respiratory and cutaneous symptoms of the patient.
No similar cases of allergy to D. caryophillus and L. longiflorum have been previously reported.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rhinite, Allergie, Conjonctivite, Urticaire, Dermatite contact, Allergène, Exposition professionnelle, Dianthus caryophyllus, Caryophyllaceae, Dicotyledones, Angiospermae, Spermatophyta, Lilium longiflorum, Liliaceae, Monocotyledones, Fleur, Plante ornementale, Etude cas, Mâle, Adulte, Homme, ORL pathologie, Nez pathologie, Immunopathologie, Oeil pathologie, Conjonctive pathologie, Peau pathologie, Maladie professionnelle, Médecine travail, Gypsophila paniculata
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rhinitis, Allergy, Conjunctivitis, Urticaria, Contact dermatitis, Allergen, Occupational exposure, Dianthus caryophyllus, Caryophyllaceae, Dicotyledones, Angiospermae, Spermatophyta, Lilium longiflorum, Liliaceae, Monocotyledones, Flower, Ornamental crop, Case study, Male, Adult, Human, ENT disease, Nose disease, Immunopathology, Eye disease, Conjunctiva disease, Skin disease, Occupational disease, Occupational medicine
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