Phytocontakt Dertatitis Coused by Ranunculus Damascenus A Case Report

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Ömer Faruk E., Kızılyel O., Mehmet Sami M., Bilen H., Atasoy M.

Kafkas Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.5, pp.120-122, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Phyto contact dermatitis is a skin reaction caused by plants.

Allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis are the

most common forms of the entity. Ranunculaceae is a family of

plants that has irritant and toxic potential due to content of ranunculin.

We have reported a 57 year-old woman with a phyto contact

dermatitis following the application of Ranunculus Damascenus

on her knees to relieve the joint pain. The patient was treated

completely with wound dressing, topical antibiotics, systemic antihistamines

and a short course of systemic methylprednisolone.

According to our knowledge this is the second case report of

phyto contact dermatitis in literature associated with Ranunculus