Mentha pulegium’a bağlı gelişen bir fito kontakt dermatit olgusu. A case of phyto contact dermatitis due to mentha pulegium. Turkiye Klinikleri J Dermatol. 201929(2):96-98. (Vaka Sunumu) DOI: 10.5336/dermato.2019-65980

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Öner Ü., Bilen H., Gencer Başol H., Melikoğlu M., Özdemir Ş.

Turkiye Klinikleri J Dermatology, vol.30, no.1, pp.96-98, 2020 (Scopus)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5336/dermato.2019-65980
  • Journal Name: Turkiye Klinikleri J Dermatology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.96-98
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes


ABS TRACT Herbal medicines are widely used for dermatological

and rheumatic complaints especially by elderly patients. Although the

effects and side effects of the products are not known exactly, the tendency

towards alternative medicine methods is increasing. A 66-yearold

male patient was admitted to our clinic with redness and wounds

on the knees after covering pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) due to

pain. The patient was diagnosed as irritant phytocontact dermatitis

was given antiseptic dressings and antibiotic cream, systemically

methylprednisolone, antihistaminic and antibiotic treatments. All lesions

were treated with postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. We

wanted to present our case because of the common use of such traditional

therapies in our country as well as the first case of irritant phytocontact

dermatitis due to M. pulegium in the literature.