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Benjamin G Baker, James Bedford, Suryakant Kanitkar
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. We present a comprehensive review of plant burns and three cases from our adult and paediatric Burn Centres of burns caused by giant hogweed...
December 29, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
S Córdoba, M González, C Martínez-Morán, J M Borbujo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
Ryan Raam, Brittney DeClerck, Paul Jhun, Mel Herbert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Marta Machado, Rita Lacerda Vidal, Patrícia Cardoso, Sónia Coelho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2015: BMJ Case Reports
Lacey L Kruse
A 3-year-old girl presented with a linear eruption on her leg for 2 months. She was otherwise healthy and well-appearing. Physical examination showed many small, erythematous, flat-topped papules coalescing into a linear erythematous plaque. At a follow-up visit 9 months later, the eruption had resolved, leaving postinflammatory hypopigmentation.When approaching a cutaneous eruption, appreciating the pattern of the lesions can be instrumental to arriving at the correct diagnosis. For this patient with the acute onset of a plaque on the leg, the differential diagnosis is narrowed by the linear distribution of the skin lesions...
August 2015: Pediatric Annals
Luis A Marcos, Ralph Kahler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2015: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Andrew C Krakowski, David J Gutglass, Jonathan D Auten
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. However, non-furocoumarin-containing chemicals may cause similar presentations through a process called auto-oxidation...
October 2015: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Margaret Mioduszewski, Jennifer Beecker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2015: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
G Pellet, M Masson-Regnault, M Beylot-Barry, M Labadie
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. The initial lesions consisted of periorbital erythema, followed by the emergence of papules and macules...
June 2015: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
Klaus Pfurtscheller, Marija Trop
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. After initial application of topical steroids to the skin erythema, the topical approach was changed due to extensive bullae...
November 2014: Pediatric Dermatology
Hind Benhiba, Badredine Hassam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2014: Pan African Medical Journal
Andrew Tabner, Carl McQueen, Susanne Hewitt
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. On close inspection the rash was noted to be present only on areas of skin exposed while wearing a polo shirt. On further questioning it transpired that he had been gardening 12 h prior to the development of the rash...
November 19, 2014: BMJ Case Reports
Andrew Hankinson, Benjamin Lloyd, Richard Alweis
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. It is important for a physician to be aware of phytophotodermatitis because it may often be misdiagnosed as other skin conditions including fungal infection, cellulitis, allergic contact dermatitis, and even child abuse...
2014: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
M A D van Zoelen, P P A M van Thiel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2014: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
Jacqueline F Moreau, Joseph C English, Robin P Gehris
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.
April 2014: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Piotr Klimaszyk, Dorota Klimaszyk, Michał Piotrowiak, Agnieszka Popiołek
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. In extremely rare instances, full skin thickness burns or epidermal necrosis occur. The study presents a case of occupational exposure to hogweed, which resulted in extensive skin lesions leading to the disablement of a 27-year-old man...
January 2014: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Hasmukh R Jadav, Hitesh Ghetiya, B Prashanth, Galib, B J Patgiri, P K Prajapati
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. Furanocoumarins like psoralen present in Bakuchi makes skin hypersensitive and causes phytophotodermatitis in few cases. Hence, one should be careful while using medicines that contain Bakuchi. One such case is observed, where extensive reactions with application of Shvitrahara Varti were noticed and managed with Ayurvedic treatment...
April 2013: Ayu
Karima Chakir, Hakima Benchikh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2013: Pan African Medical Journal
Mio Nakamura, Marsha Henderson, Gordon Jacobsen, Henry W Lim
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...
October 2014: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
Mark S Bailey
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. During tropical deployments skin infections that commonly occur in military personnel may become more frequent, severe and difficult to treat...
September 2013: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
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