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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 241--243

Nuts As a Cause of Contact Dermatitis of the Hands

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To evaluate contact hypersensitivity to some of the commonly used Indian nuts, patch tests were undertaken with cashew nuts, ground nuts, almonds and pistachio in 3 groups of individuals: (1) patients exposed to the corresponding nut and having dermatitis on their fingertips, (2) controls having no dermatitis, but exposed to the nut, and (3) unexposed group. A paste prepared by Cushing the nut and used as such gave positive patch test 'reactions in, all the 6 patients tested with cashew - nut, ground - nut and almonds, and these looked to be irritant reactions. Further patch tests with these three nuts were therefore done with 1:1 dilution of the paste with distilled water. The number of patients showing positive patch tests out of the total number


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