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Keywords:

  • Ginkgo biloba L;
  • plants;
  • contact dermatitis;
  • poinson Ivy;
  • Rhus verniciflua;
  • Anacardiaceae;
  • ginkgo tree;
  • ginkgo fruit;
  • ginkgo nut

3 cases of contact dermatitis from ginkgo fruit are reported. Swelling of the prepuce can be the only clinical sign of intolerance, as was observed in 1 case. Diagnosis of contact dermatitis to ginkgo fruit should be made in cities where female ginkgo trees grow, in Chinese, Japanese and South-East Asian subjects, who are aware of the ginkgo nut's culinary qualities within the fruit, as well as in children who play with the fallen fruits as “marbles”.