Delayed Hypersensitivity Reactions Follow-up

Updated: May 07, 2018
  • Author: Stuart L Abramson, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Deterrence/Prevention

Avoiding offending agents requires the identification of Rhus toxicodendron plants.

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Complications

Secondary infections such as cellulitis can occur.

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Prognosis

The prognosis for delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions is excellent.

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Patient Education

Encourage patients to learn about the different species within the Rhus genus of plants. Most encyclopedias contain this information.

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