Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
POPPE, Lidia Marilia et al. Flagellate dermatitis caused by shiitake mushrooms. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.3, pp.463-465. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962012000300017.
Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) is the second most consumed mushroom in the world. It has long been known in Asian medicine for its anticarcinogenic, antihypertensive and serum cholesterol level reduction properties. Nevertheless, the consumption of raw or not well-cooked mushrooms may cause skin eruptions which usually occur 24 to 48 hours after ingestion and are characterized by linearly arranged pruritic erythematous papules and plaques. We present a 36-year-old patient that developed typical symptoms 24 hours after consumption of shiitake mushrooms and summarize therapeutic options and particularities of this disease.
Keywords : bleomycin; flagellate dermatitis, shiitake dermatitis; shiitake mushrooms.