Artichoke allergy

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Sensitization to artichoke ingredients. Up to 7 sesquiterpenlactones are present in the artichoke. The sensitizing effect has so far only been achieved for cynaropizine and Grosheimin. Sensitizing potency: Medium strong. Frequency of sensitization: Occasional.

Clinical features
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A variety of cross-reactions to 49 different other composite species, including chrysanthemum, arnica, chamomile and pyrethrum, have been observed in artichoke pickers with occupational allergic contact dermatitis. Composite allergy sufferers are therefore also at risk of recurrence on contact with artichokes. Hand eczema is frequent.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020