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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36--37

Contact Dermatitis Due to Cashew Nut (Anacardium Occidentale) Shell Oil, Pericarp and Kernel

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A 21 year old worker developed itching, fissuring and exudative lesions on her hands and fingers, 3 year after working as a cutter in the cashew nut factory. The lesions would in, prove during holidays or after she left her job. Patch tests were postive with the 0.1% cashew nut shell oil in polyethylene glycol and also with the red pericarp covering and the kernel of cashew nuts used as such.


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