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Revision as of 10:12, 8 July 2016

Background

  • The result of chemicals in certain foods reacting with sunlight to cause an aggrevated "sun-burn" like rash

Common Causative Agents

  • Celery
  • Parsnip
  • Fennel
  • Lime
  • Carrot
  • Mustard
  • Parley
  • Dill
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Fig
  • St. John's wort

Clinical Features

  • Bizzarre, linear streaking rash that can be painful or burning
  • Bullae and vesicles
  • Often in a "dripping" pattern or with hand-prints
  • Acute phase 3-5 days, may then progress to hyperpigmentation for months


Differential Diagnosis

Vesiculobullous rashes

Febrile

Afebrile

Diagnosis

  • Clinical diagnosis

Management

Disposition

  • Outpatient

See Also

External Links

References