45. Phytodermatoses

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP2,3,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD4,5 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD6,7
  1. Christopher R. Lovell MBChB, MD, FRCP

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch45

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Lovell, C. R. (2011) Phytodermatoses, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch45

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 3

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 4

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 5

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 6

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 7

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. Kinghorn Dermatology Unit, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384

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Keywords:

  • phytodermatoses;
  • cutaneous reactions to plants - classification;
  • children, exposed to potentially harmful plants - in fields;
  • irritant reactions to plants - armed with spines, hairs or thorns;
  • Euphorbia lathyrus, caper spurge - resembling caper buds;
  • Urtica dioica - the common stinging nettle;
  • allergy and hypersensitivity - to plants or plant products, urticaria and angio-oedema;
  • scratch testing and intradermal testing - hazardous than prick testing, with rubber latex;
  • management - being to avoid offending antigen

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Cutaneous reactions to plants: classification

  • Irritant reactions to plants

  • Allergy and hypersensitivity to plants or plant products

  • Allergic contact dermatitis: delayed hypersensitivity

  • Phototoxic reaction

  • References