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Phytophotodermatitis related to carrot extract-containing sunscreen

Authors
  • Bosanac, SS
  • Clark, AK
  • Sivamani, RK
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2018
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eScholarship - University of California
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Abstract

Phytophotodermatitis is a clinical diagnosis from phototoxicity of the skin induced by contact with plants or their extracts. Phytophotodermatitis maypresent with burning, erythema, patches, plaques, vesicles, bullae, or hyperpigmented patches in welldemarcated and unusual shapes. Inquiring about occupation, hobbies, and plant or plant extract contact is essential to establishing the diagnosis. Herein we present a case of phytophotodermatitisafter use of carrot extract-containing sunscreen presenting as a hyperpigmented patch in a geometric distribution with accentuation of pigment within the dynamic rhytides.

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