Nine case series with phototoxic dermatitis related to Chenopodium album

Ozkol H. U. , Calka O., Karadag A. S. , Akdeniz N. , Bilgili S. G. , Behcet L.

HUMAN & EXPERIMENTAL TOXICOLOGY, cilt.31, ss.964-968, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/0960327111428956
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.964-968


Chenopodium album L. ssp. album is a common plant species worldwide, especially in humid areas. Sun exposure after oral intake of the plant can lead to sunburn-like rashes owing to its furocoumarin content. In this article, we reported nine patients who developed dermatitis with edema, erythema and necrosis on the face and dorsum of the hands. Each was exposed to sunlight after eating selemez (the vernacular name of C. album L. ssp. album). The plant samples analyzed by an expert botanist were described as C. album L. ssp. album belonging to Chenopodiacea family.