Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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REIS, Vitor Manoel Silva dos. Dermatosis due to plants (phytodermatosis). An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.4, pp. 479-489. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000400009.
Dermatosis caused by plants is relatively common and may occur by various pathogenic mechanisms. Dermatitis due to physical trauma, pharmacological action, irritation, sensitization, mediated by IgE and induced by light are described. Pseudophytodermatosis caused by plant-delivered elements is also described in the introduction to this work.
Keywords : Allergy and immunology; Dermatitis; Plants; Skin diseases.