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Phytophotodermatitis on the hand

Phytophotodermatitis on the hand

Overview

This person is sensitive to chemicals used in perfumes, and now develops a rash when the area is exposed to light (Phytophotodermatitis). These perfumes include Oil of Bergamot, an oil also found in some citrus fruits and wild plants. It results in streaky redness (erythema) and pigmentary changes.

Update Date 11/21/2011