With more than 350,000 plant species recognized and new species continually being identified, it is not surprising that humans contact plants or plant-containing products daily. The nearly endless list of potential exposures leaves us with a challenging task when attempting to categorize and study potential plant-related irritants and allergens. This article focused on laying a sound framework for understanding some of the more pertinent potential irritants and allergens.
Keywords: Allergic dermatitis; Contact dermatitis; Irritant dermatitis; Phytodermatitis; Phytophotodermatitis; Plant.
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