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Occupational phytophotodermatitis.

Authors
Shama-SK
Source
Cutis 1974 Apr; 13:593-596
NIOSHTIC No.
00024960
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Skin-disorders; Hypersensitivity; Allergies; Coumarins; Dermatitis; Agricultural-workers; Celery-workers; Gardeners; Photosensitivity; Phytotoxicity; Plant-substances; Sensitivity
CAS No.
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
Publication Date
19740401
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1974
ISSN
0011-4162
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Cutis
State
OH
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division