Phytophotodermatitis due to Ruta graveolens

Neil S. Heskel, Robert B. Amon, Frances J. Storrs, Clifton R. White

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Abstract

We report phytophotodermatitis in a 5‐year‐otd boy, his 6‐year‐old sister and his mother, evoked by their handling common rue (Ruin graveolens), a plant which contains psoralens. Psoralens are photoactive chemicals which, when rubbed on the skin, react with sunlight to produce erythema, hyperpigmentation and blistering. Phytophotodermatitis is an uncommon cause of such ill‐effects, in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-280
Number of pages3
JournalCONTACT DERMATITIS
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1983

Keywords

  • Phytophotodermatitis
  • rue (Ruta graveolens)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Dermatology

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