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Dermatology

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Eczema

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In India, the plant which causes dermatitis most commonly is - (AIIMS May 2014)



A Parthenium grass
B Cotton fibers

C Poison Ivy
D Ragweed

Ans. A
i.e., Parthenium grass

An airborne allergen that is the commonest cause of contact dermatitis in India is Parthenium. This antigen from the plant parthenium hysterophorus (congress grass) can induce widespread dermatitis.

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