[Contact dermatitis allergy to common ivy (Hedera helix L.)].

Author

Johnke H, Bjarnason B

Date

6/1994

Journal

Ugeskr Laeger

Abstract

A case of allergic contact dermatitis to common ivy (Hedera helix) is presented. The patient is a 16 year old female gardner, who developed severe blistering dermatitis of the hands, forearms and face after frequent contact with Hedera helix. We wish to draw attention to common ivy as a sensitizer and to demonstrate the severity of the reaction in a sensitized person.