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J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2006 Feb;20(2):212-3.

Three cases of severe Rhus dermatitis in an English primary school.

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Birmingham Children's Hospital, Department of Dermatology, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, UK.


We report three paediatric cases of severe allergic contact dermatitis caused by a Japanese lacquer tree (Rhus verniciflua), which is a rare specimen plant in the UK. The diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis produced by plants that are not indigenous to a particular country is more likely to be delayed, as well as mistaken for cellulitis.

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