How does Primula obconica cause allergic contact dermatitis?

Updated: Aug 23, 2019
  • Author: Glen H Crawford, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Primula obconica contains the allergen primin in microscopic glandular hairs. The highly allergenic petals and sepals are frequently extracted (ie, deadheaded) to maintain cultivation. Primin allergy is widely recognized in Europe, and it occurs predominantly in women. [16]

					Primula obconica
				Primula obconica

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