Allergic Skin Disorders

Picture of Phytophotodermatitis With Blisters

Picture of Phytophotodermatitis With Blisters
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Phytophotodermatitis (plant + light): acute with blisters These bullae were the result of exposure to both lime juice and the sun. This 50-year-old bartender was making drinks in an outside bar on a beach in the Bahamas. Lime contains bergapten (5-methoxypsoralen), which is a potent topical phototoxic chemical.

    Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

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