Response to Patient-Initiated Plant Extract Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis


Address correspondence to Nnenna G. Agim, M.D., Pediatric Dermatology, Children's Medical Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2350 N. Stemmons Fwy, MC F6.04, Dallas, TX 75207, or e-mail:


Ethnomedical practices are increasing in all parts of the world, including many urban centers. We describe a unique case of a 7-year-old girl with atopic dermatitis who was responsive to parent-initiated treatment with the extract of a plant from the Chenopodium genus. A brief discussion raises awareness of such practices to the practicing dermatologist.