What is phytophoto dermatitis?

Also known as: lime disease, Beloque dermatitis, Margarita dermatitis.

Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin reacts with itchiness, redness and blisters when it comes in contact with an irritant. Phytophoto dermatitis is a rare form of contact dermatitis in which the skin has to be exposed to certain plant chemicals, and then sunlight, in order for the inflammation related to dermatitis to occur.

Reviewed by: Ana Margarita Duarte, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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