rhus dermatitis


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rhus der·ma·ti·tis

contact dermatitis caused by cutaneous exposure to urushiol from species of Toxicodendron (Rhus), such as poison ivy, oak, or sumac.

rhus dermatitis

[ro̅o̅s]
Etymology: Gk, rhous, sumac
a form of contact dermatitis caused by exposure to an allergenic oil, toxicodendrol, present in any part of a plant of the genus Rhus such as poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac. Contact with a rhus plant can result in severe itching, rashes, and blistering. Even the smoke of burning rhus plants may be toxic. See also contact dermatitis, poison ivy dermatitis.

rhus der·ma·ti·tis

(rūs dĕrmă-tītis)
Contact dermatitis caused by cutaneous exposure to urushiol from species of Toxicodendron (Rhus), such as poison ivy, oak, or sumac.

rhus dermatitis

Contact dermatitis caused by the toxic resin in poison ivy or oak.
See: poison ivy dermatitis; Toxicodendron
See also: dermatitis