Phytophotodermatitis due to Ruta graveolens

N. S. Heskel, R. B. Amon, Frances Storrs, Clifton White

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Abstract

We report phytophotodermatitis in a 5-year-old boy, his 6-year-old sister and his mother, evoked by their handling common rue (Ruta 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
StatePublished - 1983

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Heskel, N. S., Amon, R. B., Storrs, F., & White, C. (1983). Phytophotodermatitis due to Ruta graveolens. Contact Dermatitis, 9(4), 278-280.

Phytophotodermatitis due to Ruta graveolens. / Heskel, N. S.; Amon, R. B.; Storrs, Frances; White, Clifton.

In: Contact Dermatitis, Vol. 9, No. 4, 1983, p. 278-280.

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Heskel, NS, Amon, RB, Storrs, F & White, C 1983, 'Phytophotodermatitis due to Ruta graveolens', Contact Dermatitis, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 278-280.
Heskel NS, Amon RB, Storrs F, White C. Phytophotodermatitis due to Ruta graveolens. Contact Dermatitis. 1983;9(4):278-280.
Heskel, N. S. ; Amon, R. B. ; Storrs, Frances ; White, Clifton. / Phytophotodermatitis due to Ruta graveolens. In: Contact Dermatitis. 1983 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 278-280.
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