Blaren en vlekken op de huid na spelen in de tuin

Diagnose in beeld
Astrid A.M. Heijthuijsen, Karlijn Sijstermans en Michiel Appelman

Blisters and skin abnormality after playing in the garden

On a sunny day, a 2-year-old boy came to the paediatric department with skin abnormalities. These had started as redness and blisters and later also included hyperpigmentation. He had played near a phototoxic plant known as ‘common rue’ ( Ruta graveolens ). Our diagnosis was phytophotodermatitis caused by the common rue.

Conflict of interest and financial support: none declared.