Bishop's weed (Ammi majus) has been known to induce toxic phytophotodermatitis.
We now describe IgE-mediated rhinitis and contact urticaria caused by exposure to bishop's weed in a 31-year-old atopic female florist.
A skin prick-prick test with bishop's weed flowers gave an 8-mm wheal, and the bishop's weed-specific IgE level in the patient's serum was 9.7 PRU/ml (RAST class 3).
In an immunoblotting experiment with the patient's serum, nine IgE-binding protein bands with the molecular weights 19,34,39-41 (doublet), 52-61 (doublet), and>67 (triplet) kDa were detected in bishop's weed extract.
The patient became symptomless after she had ceased to work as a florist.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rhinite, Allergie, Allergène, Plante, Umbelliferae, Dicotyledones, Angiospermae, Spermatophyta, Exposition professionnelle, Urticaire, Dermatite contact, Etude cas, Femelle, Adulte, Homme, ORL pathologie, Nez pathologie, Immunopathologie, Médecine travail, Peau pathologie, Ammi majus
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rhinitis, Allergy, Allergen, Plant, Umbelliferae, Dicotyledones, Angiospermae, Spermatophyta, Occupational exposure, Urticaria, Contact dermatitis, Case study, Female, Adult, Human, ENT disease, Nose disease, Immunopathology, Occupational medicine, Skin disease
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Cote : 99-0351907
Code Inist : 002B06C05. Création : 14/12/1999.