Blaren en vlekken op de huid na spelen in de tuin

Diagnose in beeld
08-03-2019
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.

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