Nine case series with phototoxic dermatitis related to Chenopodium album

Ozkol H., CALKA O., KARADAG A. S., Akdeniz N., BILGILI S., BEHCET L.

HUMAN & EXPERIMENTAL TOXICOLOGY, vol.31, no.9, pp.964-968, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0960327111428956
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.964-968
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


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.