Dermatosis due to plants (phytodermatosis)

An Bras Dermatol. 2010 Jul-Aug;85(4):479-89. doi: 10.1590/s0365-05962010000400009.
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Dermatosis caused by plants is relatively common and may occur by various pathogenic mechanisms. Dermatitis due to physical trauma, pharmacological action, irritation, sensitization, mediated by IgE and induced by light are described. Pseudophytodermatosis caused by plant-delivered elements is also described in the introduction to this work.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dermatitis, Contact / classification
  • Dermatitis, Contact / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Plants / adverse effects*