Enliven: Clinical Dermatology

Occupational Allergic Contact Dermatitis Caused by the Extracts of Crude Drugs
Author(s): Mariko Sugiura, and Keiji Sugiura

A 29-year-old female, an aesthetician, developed occupational allergic contact dermatitis caused by extracts of crude drugs. The results of 48-hour closed patch testing showed positive reactions to the moisturizing cream and oil that she used in her work. This cream and oil included Scutellraria Baicalensis, mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), and Artemisia capillaris,Gardenia. The results of patch testing using extracts of the cream and oil showed positive reactions. The extracts of these plants are common and are often used for cosmetics and medicines. This is a rare case of allergic contact dermatitis as an occupational disease.