Plant dermatitis in California

Calif Med. 1962 Jun;96(6):412-3.


A number of plants indigenous to California can cause contact dermatitis similar to that caused by poison oak-philodendron, oleander, fig family, castor bean, chrysanthemum family, Chinese rice paper plant and several others. Patch testing can be used to prove a suspected diagnosis. In some occupations dermatitis from one or another of these agents is more or less common.

MeSH terms

  • Asian People*
  • California
  • Castor Bean*
  • Chrysanthemum*
  • Dermatitis, Contact / epidemiology*
  • Dermatitis, Occupational*
  • Geraniaceae*
  • Humans
  • Nerium*
  • Oryza*
  • Paper*
  • Patch Tests*
  • Plants*
  • Seeds*
  • Toxicodendron*