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Occupational protein contact dermatitis caused by meat and fish

Pillekamp, H.
Gass, S.
Gall, H.
Published in International Journal of Dermatology. 1998, vol. 37, no. 5, p. 358-360
Abstract BACKGROUND: Protein contact dermatitis is a form of contact dermatitis possibly triggered by proteinaceous allergens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report two patients with a history of erythematous and urticarial skin reactions followed by transformation into prolonged papular symptoms upon contact with proteinaceous material. RESULTS: The symptoms reported by the patients were reproducible by skin testing with meat (cow) and fish (salmon). Both patients experienced extracutaneous manifestations after ingestion of meat and fish, as proven by oral challenge. Specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies were detected in the patients' blood. CONCLUSIONS: Both cases meet all major criteria of protein contact dermatitis, suggesting IgE-mediated immediate-type hypersensitivity with late-phase cutaneous reactions.
Keywords AdultDermatitis, Allergic Contact/*etiology/immunologyDermatitis, Occupational/*etiology/immunologyDietary Proteins/*adverse effectsHumansImmunoglobulin E/bloodMaleMeat/*adverse effectsOccupational Exposure/*adverse effectsSkin Tests
PMID: 9620482
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BOEHNCKE, Wolf-Henning et al. Occupational protein contact dermatitis caused by meat and fish. In: International Journal of Dermatology, 1998, vol. 37, n° 5, p. 358-360.

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