193 results match your criteria Phytophotodermatitis

Botanical Briefs: Phytophotodermatitis Is an Occupational and Recreational Dermatosis in the Limelight.

Cutis 2021 Apr;107(4):187-189

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark. Dr. Schwartz from the Departments of Dermatology, Pathology, Pediatrics, and Medicine. Mr. Janusz also is from Saint Joseph University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Phytophotodermatitis (PPD) is a toxic reaction resulting from contact with a photosensitizing botanical chemical followed by exposure to solar or artificial UV light. It may present with bizarre patterns and linear streaks due to a phototoxic agent splashing onto various cutaneous sites; thus, it affects the skin at points of contact and exposure to UV light. Individuals typically experience symptoms within 24 hours of exposure. Read More

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Outdoor dining causing blisters: think infantile phytophotodermatitis.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 May 4;14(5). Epub 2021 May 4.

Dermatology, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

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Margarita Burn: Recognition and Treatment of Phytophotodermatitis.

J Am Board Fam Med 2021 Mar-Apr;34(2):398-401

From the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo (GM); Department of Family Medicine at Texas A&M College of Medicine, Bryan/College Station (KML); Department of Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo (JW).

Phytophotodermatitis is a cutaneous reaction caused by direct contact with phototoxic agents and subsequent sunlight exposure. Furocoumarins and psoralens are 2 phototoxic agents that can cause this reaction, and these organic chemical compounds are found in many plant species consumed by humans. Following contact exposure to such foods and ultraviolet radiation exposure via direct sunlight, phytophotodermatitis can occur. Read More

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Lime-induced phytophotodermatitis occurred in two family members presented as hyperpigmentation.

Shan Wang Lin Ma

Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2021 Feb 23. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

Department of Dermatology, Beijing Children's Hospital, Capital Medical University, National Center for Children's Health, Beijing, China.

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February 2021

Severe phytophotodermatitis from fig sap: a little known phenomenon.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Jan 18;14(1). Epub 2021 Jan 18.

Royal Free Hospital, London, UK.

A 46-year-old arborist with no medical history presented to the emergency department with a confluent blistering, erythematous, non-pruritic, painful rash covering both arms circumferentially and the back of his neck. He sought medical advice as his arms were becoming more painful and swollen with blister formation, despite aloe vera cream and wet towel wraps. He recalled that 2 days previously he had been pruning a fig tree on a hot sunny day. Read More

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January 2021

Babchi oil-induced phytophotodermatitis mimicking burn injury.

JPRAS Open 2021 Mar 17;27:23-26. Epub 2020 Nov 17.

Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, 369 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10 9NH, United Kingdom.

Babchi (Psorylea corylifolia) is occasionally used by patients as a herbal treatment in conditions such as psoriasis and vitiligo, due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and immune-modulatory properties (Shrestha et al., 2018; Chopra et al., 2013). Read More

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Psoralen-Induced Phytophotodermatitis.

Dermatitis 2021 May-Jun 01;32(3):140-143

Department of Dermatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.

Phytophotodermatitis is a cutaneous reaction that occurs after exposure to plant-derived furocoumarins and ultraviolet A light. Psoralen is the most common phototoxic furocoumarin and is present in varying levels within many different plant species. This article focuses on the diagnosis and management of psoralen-induced phytophotodermatitis along with other clinical applications. Read More

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December 2020

[Phytophotodermatitis. Also the skin in the city].

Aten Primaria 2020 11 6;52(9):661. Epub 2020 Jun 6.

Servei de Medicina Interna, Hospital Universitario Sagrat Cor, Barcelona, España.

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November 2020

Plant Associated Irritant & Allergic Contact Dermatitis (Phytodermatitis).

Dermatol Clin 2020 Jul 4;38(3):389-398. Epub 2020 May 4.

Dermatology Physicians, Inc., 360 Plaza Drive, Suite C, Columbus, IN 47201, USA; Department of Dermatology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA. Electronic address:

With more than 350,000 plant species recognized and new species continually being identified, it is not surprising that humans contact plants or plant-containing products daily. The nearly endless list of potential exposures leaves us with a challenging task when attempting to categorize and study potential plant-related irritants and allergens. This article focused on laying a sound framework for understanding some of the more pertinent potential irritants and allergens. Read More

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Adam's itch: A phytophotodermatitis or pruritus libidinis?

Dermatol Ther 2020 07 1;33(4):e13688. Epub 2020 Jul 1.

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

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Perioral phytophotodermatitis induced by parsnip mash.

Contact Dermatitis 2020 Oct 15;83(4):318-319. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

Dermatology Department, Le Havre Hospital, Le Havre, 76600, France.

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October 2020

Fig tree induced phytophotodermatitis.

BMJ Case Rep 2020 Mar 4;13(3). Epub 2020 Mar 4.

Internal Medicine, Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal.

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Comparison of racial distribution of photodermatoses in USA academic dermatology clinics: A multicenter retrospective analysis of 1080 patients over a 10-year period.

Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2020 May 12;36(3):233-240. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.

Background: Previous studies at single academic institutions have identified variations in the prevalence of photodermatoses among racial groups. The purpose of the study was to compare the distribution of photodermatoses between Whites and Blacks at four academic medical centers in the USA.

Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed at four institutions' general dermatology clinics using diagnoses consistent with the International Classification of Disease (ICD), Ninth and Tenth Revisions, codes related to photodermatoses between August 2006 and August 2016. Read More

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Citrus fruit-induced hyperpigmentation: An in vivo example of melanocyte behavior following acute UV overexposure.

Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2020 05 18;36(3):248-250. Epub 2020 Feb 18.

Department of Dermatology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

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Lime-induced phytophotodermatitis.

Oxf Med Case Reports 2019 Nov 9;2019(11):470-472. Epub 2019 Dec 9.

Department of Internal Medicine, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.

Phytophotodermatitis, also commonly known as phototoxic dermatitis, is a common skin condition that occurs after contact with certain plants and subsequent exposure to sunlight. It is often confused with skin burns due to the blistering nature of its lesions. We herein report a case of phytophotodermatitis that developed in a 26-year-old male following contact with lime and subsequent exposure to sunlight. Read More

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November 2019

Concomitant Phytophotodermatitis and Allergic Contact Dermatitis Due to "Natural" and "Vegan" Cosmetics.

Dermatitis 2020 Jan/Feb;31(1):e2-e3

From the *University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix †Contact Dermatitis Institute, Phoenix, AZ.

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November 2019


Rev Prat 2019 Feb;69(2):177

Service médical de la force d'action navale, BCRM Toulon, Toulon, France.

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February 2019

[Blisters and skin abnormality after playing in the garden].

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2019 02 27;163. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, afd. Dermatologie, Amsterdam.

On a sunny day, a 2-year-old boy came to the paediatric department with skin abnormalities. These had started as redness and blisters and later also included hyperpigmentation. He had played near a phototoxic plant known as 'common rue' (Ruta graveolens). Read More

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February 2019

The Curious Cases of Burn by Fig Tree Leaves.

Indian J Dermatol 2019 Jan-Feb;64(1):71-73

Cardiac Anesthesia Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Phytophotodermatitis is a condition which is caused by contact with some plants containing furocoumarins. Furocoumarins in sap of fig tree are the main cause of its irritability when come in contact with the skin. The main symptoms are burning sensation and pain, itchy erythema, and edema, which usually begin 24 h after exposure. Read More

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February 2019

Giant Hogweed phytophotodermatitis.

Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2019 Sep 10;57(9):822-823. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

b Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System , Richmond , VA , USA.

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September 2019

Phytophotodermatitis with Peucedanum paniculatum: an endemic species to Corsica.

Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2019 01 22;57(1):68-69. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

a Aix Marseille Univ, APHM, INSERM, IRD, SESSTIM, Sciences Economiques & Sociales de la Santé & Traitement de l'Information Médicale, Hôpital Sainte Marguerite, Clinical Pharmacology and Poison Control Centre , Marseille , France.

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January 2019

Phytodermatitis in East and southeast of Turkey: A prospective study.

Isa An Murat Ozturk

Cutan Ocul Toxicol 2019 Jun 17;38(2):176-181. Epub 2019 Feb 17.

b Department of Dermatology , Health Sciences Universty Van Training and Research Hospital , Van , Turkey.

Objective: Some plants may cause cutaneous side effects called phytodermatitis due to skin contact. Plants that cause phytodermatitis vary according to countries and regions. The aim of this study was to examine the phytodermatitis cases seen in Turkey's east and southeast and compare them with phytodermatitis cases seen previously in the literature in these provinces and to revise the literature. Read More

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Phytophotodermatitis related to Peucedanum paniculatum Loisel, a case report.

Contact Dermatitis 2019 Apr 17;80(4):249-250. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Centre Anti Poison, Hôpital Fernand-Widal, Paris, France.

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Phytophotodermatitis: still a poorly recognised diagnosis.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Nov 8;2018. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra EPE, Coimbra, Portugal.

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November 2018

Challenging cause of bullous eruption of the hands in the Arctic.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Nov 8;2018. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.

Phytophotodermatitis is caused by deposition of photosensitising compounds on the skin followed by ultraviolet exposure. We present an unusual case of a 29-year-old Australian male visiting Greenland who presented with severe itchy bullous eruption on his hands. The cause was a combination of exposure to lime fruit juice and prolonged sun exposure from the Arctic midnight sun. Read More

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November 2018

Serine Protease Mauritanicain from Euphorbia mauritanica and Phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate Modulate the IL-8 Release in Fibroblasts and HaCaT Keratinocytes.

Planta Med 2019 May 24;85(7):578-582. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Freie Universitaet Berlin, Institute of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Berlin, Germany.

In recent years, skin reactions such as phytophotodermatitis, contact dermatitis, and other inflammatory responses after contact with chemicals from various plants, e.g., or , are one of the hot topics in phytobiology. Read More

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Phytophotodermatitis induced by wild parsnip.

Dermatol Online J 2018 Feb 15;24(2). Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Town Square Dermatology, Coralville, Iowa.

Phytophotodermatitis results when skin is exposed to ultraviolet light after previous contact with a phototoxic compound. Wild parsnip (Pastinia sativa), a member of the Umbelliferae family, is an invasive plant species introduced to North America as a root vegetable. Although cultivated less commonly today, the plant is increasingly found growing wild in prairies and roadsides. Read More

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February 2018

Phytophotodermatitis related to carrot extract-containing sunscreen.

Dermatol Online J 2018 Jan 15;24(1). Epub 2018 Jan 15.

Department of Dermatology, University of California Davis, Sacramento, California, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, California.

Phytophotodermatitis is a clinical diagnosis from phototoxicity of the skin induced by contact with plants or their extracts. Phytophotodermatitis maypresent with burning, erythema, patches, plaques, vesicles, bullae, or hyperpigmented patches in welldemarcated and unusual shapes. Inquiring about occupation, hobbies, and plant or plant extract contact is essential to establishing the diagnosis. Read More

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January 2018

Asymptomatic Hyperpigmentation without Preceding Inflammation as a Clinical Feature of Citrus Fruits-Induced Phytophotodermatitis.

Ann Dermatol 2018 Feb 26;30(1):75-78. Epub 2017 Dec 26.

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Research Institute, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Phytophotodermatitis is a condition that occurs by contact with plants containing phototoxic agents such as furocoumarins and psoralens with subsequent ultraviolet exposure. Phytophotodermatitis typically presents as sharply defined erythematous patches with occasional blistering, sometimes accompanied with pain or itching sensation. In some cases, however, sudden appearance of asymptomatic hyperpigmentation can be the only clinical finding of phytophotodermatitis. Read More

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February 2018

Lime-Induced Phytophotodermatitis.

J Gen Intern Med 2018 06 29;33(6):975. Epub 2018 Jan 29.

Department of Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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