Phytophotodermatitis related to carrot extract-containing sunscreen

S. S. Bosanac, A. K. Clark, Raja K Sivamani

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Phytophotodermatitis is a clinical diagnosis from phototoxicity of the skin induced by contact with plants or their extracts. Phytophotodermatitis may present with burning, erythema, patches, plaques, vesicles, bullae, or hyperpigmented patches in well-demarcated and unusual shapes. Inquiring about occupation, hobbies, and plant or plant extract contact is essential to establishing the diagnosis. Herein we present a case of phytophotodermatitis after use of carrot extract-containing sunscreen presenting as a hyperpigmented patch in a geometric distribution with accentuation of pigment within the dynamic rhytides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Carrots
  • Furocoumarins
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Phytophotodermatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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