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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 1996 Jun;14(2):650-653. Korean. Brief Communication.
Kim CS , Choi BC , Chung KH , Cho PZ .
Department of Neurology, National Medical Center.
Abstract

Rhus has been known to one of the most frequent plants which produce allergic contact dermatitis. Allergenic component of thus is urushiol which is composed of catechols with a 15-carbon-atom side-chain. Systemic administration can produced hematogenous contact dermatitis and also severe systemic reactions such as drowsiness, convulsion, nausea, vomiting, glomerulonephritis and urticaria. We experienced a case of right anterior and posterior watershed cerebral infarction, generalized urticaria and allergic contact dermatitis following ingestion of urushiol.

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