206 results match your criteria Phytophotodermatitis

Corona, Lime, Sun, Rash: A Case Report of Severe Phytophotodermatitis in an Active Duty Soldier.

Mil Med 2022 May 18. Epub 2022 May 18.

135th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Team, Camp Humphreys, APO, AP 96273, Korea.

Dermatological complaints constitute a large portion of patient visits to both emergency departments and military clinics. Proper assessment to separate the benign diagnoses from life-threatening may prove challenging based on seemingly non-specific history and physical examination. Similarly, reflexive specialty consultation may delay treatment and overload the health care system. Read More

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Paediatric phytophotodermatitis 'by proxy' from parental transfer of lime.

Contact Dermatitis 2022 07 28;87(1):98-99. Epub 2022 Mar 28.

Contact Dermatitis Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

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Tanning Beds, Rue, and Major Burns: An Alarming Association.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2022 Feb 9;10(2):e4106. Epub 2022 Feb 9.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Unit Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá Hospital University, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

Skin contact with phytotoxic chemicals present in and UV light exposure might cause a nonallergic contact dermatitis known as phytophotodermatitis. We present a major burns case report associated with the use of rue (an herb used in Colombia for cultural beliefs) before entering a tanning bed. The patient presented superficial wounds that evolved to deeper ones in a phytophotodermatitis reaction that acted as a chemical burn. Read More

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February 2022

Botanical Briefs: Phytophotodermatitis Caused by Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum).

Cutis 2021 Nov;108(5):251-253

Ms. Flanagan is from the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Worcester. Drs. Blankenship and Houk are from the Department of Dermatology, University of Massachusetts, Worcester.

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive flowering weed that can reach a height of 13 feet. Although it is the appearance of the plant that can draw attention, contact with the sap in combination with exposure to the sun can result in severe phytophotodermatitis. Due to the growing prevalence of giant hogweed, the number of cases of H mantegazzianum-associated phytophotodermatitis in the United States is increasing. Read More

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November 2021

Recurrent Bilateral Lime Disease in a Young Female- Case Report.

Allergy Rhinol (Providence) 2022 Jan-Dec;13:21526567221074944. Epub 2022 Jan 24.

University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Introduction: Lime phytodermatitis, also known as margarita dermatitis, is a condition that results in a skin rash after sunlight exposure when handling certain plants. Misdiagnosis is common due to its resemblance to skin burns or allergic contact dermatitis. Detailed history and disease recognition is important to provide accurate treatment recommendations. Read More

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January 2022

Phytophotodermatitis due to a "self-made" Chinese herbal shampoo.

Contact Dermatitis 2022 Mar 8;86(3):232-233. Epub 2021 Dec 8.

Department of Dermatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.

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Clinical Image: Phytophotodermatitis: A butterfly-like rash on the face of a young woman.

ACR Open Rheumatol 2022 Jan 10;4(1):95. Epub 2021 Nov 10.

Chinese Academy of Medical Science and Peking Union Medical College Nanjing, China.

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January 2022

Occupational confetti-like phytophotodermatitis due to lime fruit: Report of two cases.

Contact Dermatitis 2022 Mar 15;86(3):226-227. Epub 2021 Nov 15.

Department of Medical Sciences, Section of Dermatology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.

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Diet-Related Phototoxic Reactions in Psoriatic Patients Undergoing Phototherapy: Results from a Multicenter Prospective Study.

Nutrients 2021 Aug 25;13(9). Epub 2021 Aug 25.

Clinical Dermatology, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, 20161 Milan, Italy.

Vegans and vegetarians often consume foods containing photosensitizers capable of triggering phytophotodermatitis. The potential effect of vegan and vegetarian diets on the response of psoriatic patients undergoing phototherapy is not well characterized. We assessed clinical outcomes of vegan, vegetarian and omnivore adult psoriatic patients undergoing band ultraviolet B phototherapy (NB-UVB). Read More

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Common Dermatologic Conditions in Returning Travelers.

Curr Trop Med Rep 2021 Jun 16;8(2):104-111. Epub 2021 Feb 16.

Investigador SNI Senacyt Panamá, Clinical Research Department, Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estudios de la Salud, Panamá City, Panamá.

Purpose Of Review: Travel medicine practitioners often are confronted with returning travelers with dermatologic disorders that could be of infectious causes or inflammatory or allergic. Some dermatologic processes are the result of exposure to insects or acquired due to environmental exposures. There is a broad range of dermatosis of infectious and non-infectious etiologies that clinicians need to consider in the differential diagnosis of dermatosis in travelers. Read More

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Fig Tree Leaves Phytophotodermatitis.

J Pediatr 2021 Dec 21;239:244-245. Epub 2021 Aug 21.

Department of Pediatrics, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis; Democritus University of Thrace Faculty of Medicine, Alexandroupolis, Thrace, Greece.

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December 2021

Ruta graveolens phytophotodermatitis.

Dermatol Online J 2021 Jul 15;27(7). Epub 2021 Jul 15.

Dermatology Clinic, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin.

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Linear Hyperpigmentation in Chronic Phytophotodermatitis from Limes.

J Pediatr 2021 Dec 21;239:245-246. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Department of Dermatology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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December 2021

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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September 2021

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

Shan Wang Lin Ma

Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2021 09 10;37(5):410-411. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

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

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September 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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November 2021

[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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October 2021


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