Agent Name

Mansonia

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Mansonia altissima; African black walnut; [Kanerva, p. 833]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Sources/Uses

The tree is native to Nigeria and Ghana. The wood is used as a substitute for walnut. [Kanerva, p. 833]

Comments

The allergen is Mansonone A. Hundreds of cases of occupational allergic contact dermatitis have been reported. [Kanerva, p. 833]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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