Phytophotodermatitis due to Ruta graveolens applied as protection against evil spells

  title={Phytophotodermatitis due to Ruta graveolens applied as protection against evil spells},
  author={D. Wessner and H. Hofmann and J. Ring},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
  • D. Wessner, H. Hofmann, J. Ring
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Case report A 26-year-old Ecuadoran woman presented with acute vesiculo-bullous dermatitis on the trunk and legs, having first noticed burning skin sensations a few hours after visiting a suntan parlor (UV-A). She was on no medication. The linear erythema, with sharp demarcation between lesional and uninvolved skin, and the partially uninvolved light-exposed skin suggested a phototoxic reaction (1). Having initially denied topical applications of any kind, she eventually admitted that she had… CONTINUE READING
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