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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 41-42

Parthenium dermatitis in a HIV patient


Department of Dermatology, PSG Hospitals, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, India

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C R Srinivas
Department of Dermatology, PSG Hospitals, Peelamedu, Coimbatore - 641 004, Tamil Nadu
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Parthenium dermatitis is a distressing problem in India. Both type 1 (immediate and late phase reaction) and type 4 hypersensitivity phenomenon play a role in pathogenesis. We prick tested the patient after administering various drugs to assess the best agent to prevent late phase reaction.


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