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    Five Cases of Phytophotodermatitis Caused by Fig Leaves and Relevant Literature Review.
    Ann Dermatol 2017 Feb 3;29(1):86-90. Epub 2017 Feb 3.
    Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea.; Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea.
    Phytophotodermatitis is a condition caused by sequential exposure to photosensitizing substances present in plants followed by ultraviolet light. Several plants (e.g. Read More

    Keeping pace with the media; Giant Hogweed burns - A case series and comprehensive review.
    Burns 2016 Dec 29. Epub 2016 Dec 29.
    Burns & Plastic Surgery Department, University Hospital South Manchester, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 9LT, United Kingdom; Burns & Plastic Surgery Department, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester M139WL, United Kingdom.
    Phytophotodermatitis is almost exclusively reported in the dermatological literature, but may progress to a chemical burn. There has been widespread media reporting during the summer of 2015 of burns caused by giant hogweed. However, there is a lack of awareness of this mechanism of injury amongst the burn multidisciplinary team, and there have been no published articles in the surgical literature regarding plant burns, other than sporadic case reports, for 20 years. Read More

    Severe Photo-oxidative Injury from Over-the-Counter Skin Moisturizer: A Child Abuse Mimic.
    J Emerg Med 2015 Oct 7;49(4):e105-9. Epub 2015 Jul 7.
    Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of California at San Diego - Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, California.
    Background: The cutaneous manifestations of pathological conditions have been described to mirror findings commonly associated with child abuse. Although it is important for clinicians to report suspected abuse, vigilance is required to detect conditions that mimic abuse. Phytophotodermatitis, a phototoxic reaction to furocoumarin-containing plants, is a well-described mimicker of nonaccidental trauma. Read More

    [Irritant contact dermatitis caused by direct contact with oleander (Nerium oleander)].
    Ann Dermatol Venereol 2015 Jun-Jul;142(6-7):434-7. Epub 2015 May 18.
    Centre antipoison et de toxicovigilance d'Aquitaine et de Poitou-Charente, CHU Pellegrin Tripode, place Amélie-Raba-Léon, 33076 Bordeaux cedex, France. Electronic address:
    Background: Although the oleander plant is practically ubiquitous throughout the Mediterranean area, very few publications refer to its cutaneous toxicity.

    Patients And Methods: Herein, we report two cases of irritant contact dermatitis caused by oleander. The patients in question were twins who had oleander leaves applied directly to their face for 20minutes. Read More

    Phototoxic plant burns: report of a case and review of topical wound treatment in children.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2014 Nov-Dec;31(6):e156-9
    Children's Burn Unit, Medical University and University Children's Hospital Graz, Graz, Austria.
    Acute photodermatitis provoked by skin contact with giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) and exposure to ultraviolet radiation is a rare cause of phytophotodermatitis in children. We report the case of a 10-year-old girl with extensive photodermatitis after contact with giant hogweed and prolonged exposure to sunlight. The lesions involved 10% of the body surface area, mainly the lower extremities. Read More

    Summertime and the patient is itchy.
    BMJ Case Rep 2014 Nov 19;2014. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
    Emergency Department, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, UK.
    A 21-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 36 h history of a painful, itchy maculopapular rash and associated vesicles to his arms and neck. He had no history of exposure to new chemicals or hygiene products and no significant medical history. His physiological observations were normal and systemic examination was unremarkable. Read More

    Lime-induced phytophotodermatitis.
    J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect 2014 29;4(4). Epub 2014 Sep 29.
    Department of Medicine, Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, PA, USA.
    This case describes a scenario of lime-induced phytophotodermatitis. Phytophotodermatitis is a dermatitis caused after the skin is exposed to photosensitizing compounds in plants and then exposed to sunlight. Many common plants including citrus fruits, celery, and wild parsnip contain these photosensitizing compounds which cause phytophotodermatitis. Read More

    Phytophotodermatitis.
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2014 Apr;27(2):93-4
    Phytophotodermatitis is a phototoxic cutaneous eruption due to skin exposure to furocourmarins combined with ultraviolet light. Bizzare linear patterns, ranging from erythema to bullae with residual hyperpigmentaion, is the clinical clue to this diagnosis. Avoidance of furocoumarins in direct sunlight can prevent recurrences. Read More

    Unusual complications after occupational exposure to giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum): a case report.
    Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2014 Jan 18;27(1):141-4. Epub 2014 Feb 18.
    Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland,
    Exposure to giant hogweed brings about the risk of serious skin damage, usually in the form of phytophotodermatitis. Initially, skin changes are signaled by a burning sensation, followed by a vesiculobullous rash and long-term hyperpigmentation. Usually, skin disorders improve after the application of topical and oral corticosteroids. Read More

    Ayurvedic management of adverse drug reactions with Shvitrahara Varti.
    Ayu 2013 Apr;34(2):189-92
    M.D. Scholar, Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana including Drug Research, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved Universuty, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India.
    Adverse drug reactions (ADR) are an expression that describes harm associated with the use of medications at therapeutic dose. Traditional medicines also can develop ADRs due to their improper use. Shvitrahara Varti, one of such medicines holds Bakuchi as a component and is to be used judiciously. Read More

    Comparison of photodermatoses in African-Americans and Caucasians: a follow-up study.
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2014 Oct 30;30(5):231-6. Epub 2013 Oct 30.
    Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA.
    Background/purpose: Only a few studies have compared frequencies of photodermatoses among different races and skin types. This is an extension of a study performed by Kerr and Lim and evaluates the frequency of photodermatoses in African-Americans compared with Caucasians in the same institution during an 8-year period.

    Methods: Retrospective chart review was performed, including dermatology clinic charts from October 2004 to August 2012 with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision diagnostic codes related to photodermatoses. Read More

    Tropical skin diseases in British military personnel.
    J R Army Med Corps 2013 Sep;159(3):224-8
    Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK.
    Skin complaints are common in travellers to foreign countries and are responsible for up to 25% of medical consultations by military personnel during deployments in the tropics. They also have relatively high rates of field hospital admission, medical evacuation and referral to UK Role 4 healthcare facilities. Non-infectious tropical skin diseases include sunburn, heat rash, arthropod bites, venomous bites, contact dermatitis and phytophotodermatitis. Read More

    The ultrastructural effects of long-term use of henna on the albino rat skin.
    Histol Histopathol 2014 Mar 24;29(3):333-42. Epub 2013 Sep 24.
    Department of Anatomy and Histology, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia, and Department of Histology and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt.
    Tattooing with henna is a routine practice in the Arab world. To the best of our knowledge, no previous studies have evaluated the adverse histological effects following henna tattooing on the ultrastructure of the skin. The objectives of this study were to diagnose the cytopathological alterations induced by commercial henna and to investigate the adverse role of henna when combined with sun ray on the skin. Read More

    Severe burn on 81% of body surface after sun tanning.
    Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg 2013 Jul;19(4):383-4
    UNIFESO School of Medicine, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
    We report herein the case of a 42-year-old woman who presented to the Burns Unit with 81% of her body surface severely burned following sun bathing, after applying fig leaf tea as a tanning agent. The patient was hospitalized for 13 days in a Burns Intensive Care Unit, and was discharged for an ambulatory follow-up. The treatment of such burns does not differ from any conventional treatment for heat- induced second-degree burns. Read More

    Burns or phytophotodermatitis, abuse or neglect: confusing aspects of skin lesions caused by the superstitious use of fig leaves.
    J Burn Care Res 2012 Nov-Dec;33(6):e309-12
    Department of General Surgery, Burn and Fire Disasters Institute, Baskent University, Ankara Burn Center, Ankara, Turkey.
    As a superstition, homemade decoctions are believed to be beneficial for several diseases. This kind of medical therapy, however, can lead to serious adverse effects. In this report, we present three cases from a single family. Read More

    Development of phytophotodermatitis in two cases related to Plantago lanceolata.
    Cutan Ocul Toxicol 2012 Mar;31(1):58-60
    Department of Dermatology, Van Research and Training Hospital, Van, Turkey.
    Plantago lanceolata, also known as snake's tongue, is a perennial herbaceous plant from the family Plantaginaceae. It is a species widely distributed both in Turkey and all over the world. Today, its fresh leaves are still used to soothe and suppress cough, externally for wound healing and draining abscesses. Read More

    Clinical evaluation of patients patch tested with plant series: a prospective study.
    Indian J Dermatol 2011 Jul;56(4):383-8
    Department of Dermatologist, Canadian Medical Centre, Kuwait, India .
    Background: Plants are ubiquitous in nature and are essential for human life, though some do have detrimental effects. In India, there are various indigenous and foreign plants that are well known to cause dermatitis, Parthenium hysterophorus being the foremost.

    Aims Of The Study: To study the clinical features of patients presenting with plant dermatitis and evaluate plant allergen series patch test results. Read More

    Phytophotodermatitis due to chinese herbal medicine decoction.
    Indian J Dermatol 2011 May;56(3):329-31
    Department of Dermatology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College, Anhui, China.
    A 24-year-old female presented to the clinic complaining of bizarre patterns and linear streaks of hyperpigmentation on her legs and bizarre alutaceous patches on the neck and upper breast of her son for 7 days. Physical examination showed sharply demarcated hyperpigmented streaks on the extensor aspects of legs and bizarre brown maculae and patches on the right neck and upper chest of her son. Considering the history of Chinese herbal medicine decoction had been splashed onto these sites, phytophotodermatitis was definitely diagnosed. Read More

    Full thickness burn caused by exposure to giant hogweed: delayed presentation, histological features and surgical management.
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2011 Jan 15;64(1):128-30. Epub 2010 Apr 15.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland.
    We report the case of a 10-year-old boy with a full thickness chemical burn on his right pretibial area due to phytophotodermatitis (PPD) following contact with giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum). Although cutaneous burns due to plants are a well-established cause of chemical burn, previous reports described partial thickness burns that healed with conservative measures. This patient presented to our unit two weeks after the initial injury with an established full thickness burn. Read More

    [Identification of acute diseases caused by animals and plants in wild environments: contribution to dermatologic practice].
    An Bras Dermatol 2009 Jul-Aug;84(4):343-8
    Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, SP, Brasil.
    Background: In recent years, there has been increasing contact between human beings that live in urban regions and the wild environment due to a series of activities. As a result, some poorly known dermatitis may present in private and dermatological clinics, especially early in the week and at the end of vacation periods.

    Objectives: To obtain and provide information for dermatologists on the problem. Read More

    [Skin contact reactions caused by plants].
    Duodecim 2009 ;125(13):1398-406
    Plants and plant products cause various contact reactions to the skin and mucosae. The skin reaction is usually dermatitis, such as irritant contact dermatitis, allergic dermatitis and a dermatitis caused by an airborne allergen. Other symptom pictures include allergic and non-allergic contact urticaria, protein contact dermatitis and phytophotodermatitis. Read More

    Phytophotodermatitis: bulla formation and hyperpigmentation during spring break.
    Mil Med 2009 Jun;174(6):657-61
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814-4799, USA.
    Phytophotodermatitis is a phototoxic dermatologic reaction that occurs with exposure to ultraviolet light after contact with certain plant chemicals. Recognition is vital to proper management and avoidance of unnecessary distress for patients. Sun-sensitizing compounds, known as furocoumarins, are found in many plants (limes, celery, and natural grasses) and are excited by ultraviolet A (UVA) irradiation. Read More

    Clinical patterns of phytodermatitis.
    Dermatol Clin 2009 Jul;27(3):299-308, vi
    Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital, Room A 4.17, 687 Pine Avenue west, Montreal, QC H3A 1A1, Canada.
    Exposure to plants is very common, through leisure or professional activity. In addition, plant products and botanic extracts are increasingly present in the environment. Cutaneous adverse reactions to plants and their derivatives occur fairly frequently, and establishing the correct diagnosis is not always easy. Read More

    Phytophotodermatitis after gardening.
    J R Army Med Corps 2008 Dec;154(4):245-6
    Phytophotodermatitis, otherwise known as 'Strimmer's Rash' is an unusual cause of a widespread rash. We present a case of phytophotodermatitis, which was initially misdiagnosed as chickenpox; the correct diagnosis was made after further careful history taking and illustrates the importance of taking a thorough history when presented with what appears to be a spot diagnosis. Read More

    Phytophotodermatitis in Rijeka region, Croatia.
    Coll Antropol 2008 Oct;32 Suppl 2:203-5
    Department of Dermatovenereology, University Hospital Center Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia.
    Contact with plants can cause phototoxic or rarely photoallergic reactions. Phototoxic dermatitis (photophytodermatitis) occurs after contact or ingestion of plants containing furocumarins i.e. Read More

    Serial light microscopy of experimental phytophotodermatitis in animal model.
    J Cutan Pathol 2009 Mar 19;36(3):338-41. Epub 2008 Nov 19.
    Department of Pathology, Catholic University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.
    Background: Phytophotodermatitis (PPD) is a common phototoxic eruption, but very little information is available about its histological aspects, as the diagnosis is clinically established.

    Methods: The epilated right half of the back of four albino rats was sprayed with peel juice of Tahiti lemon, one quadrant was exposed to sunlight for 5 min and the other for 8 min. The left back served as control. Read More

    Transmission electron microscopy of the preclinical phase of experimental phytophotodermatitis.
    Clinics (Sao Paulo) 2008 Jun;63(3):371-4
    Department of Dermatology, Federal and Catholic University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.
    Objective: To examine the epidermis in induced phytophotodermatitis using transmission electron microscopy in order to detect histologic changes even before lesions are visible by light microscopy.

    Introduction: In the first six hours after the experimental induction of phytophotodermatitis, no changes are detectable by light microscopy. Only after 24 hours can keratinocyte necrosis and epidermal vacuolization be detected histologically, and blisters form by 48 hours. Read More

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