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Herb of grace: an unusual cause of phytophotodermatitis mimicking burn injury.

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We report the case of a 2-year-old child who suffered an acute phytophotodermatitis with systemic upset after contact with the herb Ruta Graveolens (common rue, Herb of Grace). We review the literature detailing the mechanism of the phytophotodermatitis and the mainstream and alternative medicinal uses of the herb. Clinicians treating burns should consider phytophotodermatitis in their differential diagnosis of any partial-thickness burn injury. Furthermore, the hazards of growing this widesp...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Journal:
Journal of burn care and research : official publication of the American Burn Association
Volume:
28
Issue:
5
Pages:
767-769
Publication date:
2007
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EISSN:
1559-0488
ISSN:
1559-047X
URN:
uuid:074ef908-7a6a-43dc-b601-0aa9a1b04add
Source identifiers:
229268
Local pid:
pubs:229268

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