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Toxicodendron Dermatitis (Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, Poison Sumac; Also Known as Rhus Dermatitis)

Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Abstract

Plants of the genus Toxicodendron are found throughout East Asia, North America, and South America. Five species common to North America cause more cases of allergic contact dermatitis than all other contact antigens combined. These species are known best by their common designations:
  1. 1.

    Poison ivy (two varieties).

     
  2. 2.

    Poison oak (two varieties).

     
  3. 3.

    Poison sumac.

     

Keywords

Herpes Zoster Allergic Contact Dermatitis Steroid Cream Airborne Exposure Eczematous Lesion 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Humana Press, Totowa, NJ 2006

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