Propolis contact dermatitis

A. Tosti, G. M. Caponeri, F. Bardazzi, M. Melino, S. Veronesi

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We patch tested 612 patients with propolis 10% pet. in addition to the ICDRG series, from October 1983 to September 1984. Six had a strong positive reaction to propolis. The allergen in propolis is still unknown. Since propolis is widely used by the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, it should be included in the patch test series for patients with drug or cosmetic dermatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-228
Number of pages2
JournalContact dermatitis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • Contact dermatitis
  • balsam of Peru
  • propolis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Dermatology


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