Dermatology clinical case

Authors

  • Inês Viegas Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1133-532X
  • Ana Pinto Department of Dermatology, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte
  • Cristina Tapadinhas Department of Dermatology, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v32.i2.22584

Keywords:

phototoxicity, plant-induced, rash

Abstract

Phytophotodermatitis is a plant-induced cutaneous photosensitive reaction, being the most common phototoxic reaction in children. The diagnosis is clinical, and the presentation can range from mild erythema to severe blisters according to the intensity of exposure. The physical examination often reveals an irregular pattern with arciform contact lesions. No treatment is required in mild cases, with reactive hyperpigmentation usually fading with time.

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Published

2023-09-14

How to Cite

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Viegas I, Pinto A, Tapadinhas C. Dermatology clinical case. REVNEC [Internet]. 2023Sep.14 [cited 2024Jun.14];32(2):141-3. Available from: https://revistas.rcaap.pt/nascercrescer/article/view/22584

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