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Experientia

, Volume 33, Issue 10, pp 1387–1388 | Cite as

Clinical and immunological studies on persons exposed toParthenium hysterophorus L

  • P. V. Subba Rao
  • A. Mangala
  • B. S. Subba Rao
  • K. M. Prakash
Haematologica, Immunologica

Summary

Studies on 300 persons subjected by occupational hazard to the allergenic weed, Parthenium hysterophorus L. for periods ranging from 3 to 12 months revealed that 4% of them developed contact dermatitis of the exposed parts of the body, while 56% of them got sensitized to the weed without apparently exhibiting any dermatitis. None of them suffered from allergic manifestations like rhinitis or bronchial asthma during the period of study which extended for 2 years.

Keywords

Asthma Dermatitis Rhinitis Contact Dermatitis Immunological Study 
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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. V. Subba Rao
    • 1
  • A. Mangala
    • 1
  • B. S. Subba Rao
    • 1
  • K. M. Prakash
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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