Cutis 2004 Mar;73(3):156, 181-2
Dermatology Department, Naval Medical Center San Diego, California, USA.
G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2016 Aug;151(4):451-2
San Gallicano Dermatologic Institute, IRCCS, Oncologic Dermatologic Department, Rome, Italy -
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2002 Nov;156(11):1091-3
the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, 10016, USA.
Berloque dermatitis is a type of photocontact dermatitis. It occurs after perfumed products containing bergamot (or a psoralen) are applied to the skin followed by exposure to sunlight. Striking linear patterns of hyperpigmentation are characteristic, corresponding to local application of the scented product. Read More
Cutis 2002 Jul;70(1):29-30
School of Medicine, University of Texas at Southwestern, Dallas, USA.
Phytophotodermatitis is a phototoxic dermatitis resulting from contact with psoralen-containing plants such as celery, limes, parsley, figs, and carrots. Berloque dermatitis is a variant of phytophotodermatitis and is caused by high concentrations of psoralen-containing fragrances, most commonly oil of bergamot. Berloque dermatitis is rarely seen today because of the removal of these fragrances from most cosmetic products in the United States. Read More
Dermatology 1998 ;197(3):291-6
Outpatient Clinic of Dermatology, Triemli Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.
Besides the inherited forms of mottled and reticulate pigmentation, a vast number of diseases and trigger mechanisms can lead to acquired pigmentation of the neck. Nonhereditary variants of reticulate and mottled pigmentation can affect the neck as a typical site and therefore may give a diagnostic clue or it can occur sporadically on the neck as well as on other sites. A well-known and important factor in the pathogenesis is exposure to sunlight. Read More