What causes occupational plant dermatoses among musicians?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Glen H Crawford, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Cocus wood (Brya ebenus, family Fabaceae), or granadilla, is used in the cane reeds of oboes, bassoons, clarinets, and saxophones. This wood may sensitize musicians and cause allergic cheilitis. Propolis in the varnish of some violins can cause an allergic contact dermatitis on the neck and the chin. [22]


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