Babchi oil-induced phytophotodermatitis mimicking burn injury

JPRAS Open. 2020 Nov 17:27:23-26. doi: 10.1016/j.jpra.2020.11.003. eCollection 2021 Mar.


Babchi (Psorylea corylifolia) is occasionally used by patients as a herbal treatment in conditions such as psoriasis and vitiligo, due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and immune-modulatory properties (Shrestha et al., 2018; Chopra et al., 2013). Due to its psoralen containing furocoumarins, it has the potential to induce photosensitive reactions. We present the first reported case of Babchi-induced phytophotodermatitis in the UK, presenting as sunburn.

Keywords: Babchi; Burn; Phytophotodermatitis; Psorylea corylifolia.

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  • Case Reports