Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2015, Vol 13, Num, 3     (Pages: 148-150)

Phytophotodermatitis related with the giant fennel (Ferula communis): The fi rst case report

Ömer Faruk ELMAS 1, Okan KIZILYEL 1, Mahmut Sami METİN 2, Handan BİLEN 1, Mustafa ATASOY 1,

1 Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Dermatoloji Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum, Türkiye
2 Kahramanmaraş Afşin Devlet Hastanesi, Dermatoloji Kliniği, Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye

DOI: 10.5578/aai.8750
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Ferula communis is a kind of plant believed to have curative properties in many diseases. A 19-year-old boy presented with cutaneous vesiculobullous lesions on erythematous base and he was diagnosed as phytophotodermatitis caused by F. communis. To our knowledge, there is no any other case of contact dermatitis due to Ferula spp. in the literature. We have reported this phytophotodermatitis case to discuss the probable harmful results of traditional medicine because the plant is widely used in our country.

Keywords : Contact dermatitis, Ferula communis