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Cutis 1974 Apr; 13:593-596
Review of phytophotodermatitis, caused by contact with furocoumarins occurring naturally in leaves, roots and fruits of plants with subsequent exposure to sunlight of long wavelengths. Symptoms consist of nonspecific lesions on exposed body areas, aggravated by heat and moisture, with depigmentation following severe reactions. The most effective treatment is elimination of further contact with the source through protective clothing and/or elimination of light exposure by protective clothing or special sunscreens for filtering light of long wavelengths.
Skin-disorders; Hypersensitivity; Allergies; Coumarins; Dermatitis; Agricultural-workers; Celery-workers; Gardeners; Photosensitivity; Phytotoxicity; Plant-substances; Sensitivity
8006-13-1; 12122-17-7; 12196-21-3; 14476-25-6; 67479-94-1; 8011-96-9; 1317-70-0; 1317-80-2; 13463-67-7; 51745-87-0
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