meadow dermatitis

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mead·ow der·ma·ti·tis

, meadow grass dermatitis
a photoallergic reaction to contact with a plant containing furocoumarin in which the bizarre configuration of the eruption is that of the streaky pattern of the plant contact; often occurs after sunbathing.

phytophotodermatitis

A phototoxic skin rash due to physical contact with UV-light-sensitising substances—e.g., from various plant families: Umbelliferae, Rutaceae, Moraceae and Leguminosae; may be found in parsnips citrus fruits and others.

Clinical findings
Blistering, burning, patchy hyperpigmentation (which may simulate marks of child abuse).

mead·ow der·ma·ti·tis

, meadow grass dermatitis (mĕd'ō dĕr'mă-tī'tis, gras)
A photoallergic skin reaction to contact with a plant containing furocoumarin; often occurs after sunbathing.
Synonym(s): phytophlyctodermatitis.

meadow dermatitis

A blistering rash that appears on the exposed skin of hikers, florists, gardeners, and those who work outdoors in bright sunlight. It is a phototoxic reaction caused by exposure to light-sensitizing chemicals in some plants (such as parsley, rue, bergamot, and fig).
See also: dermatitis