Phytodermatitis from Ceratocephalus falcatus

Metin A., Calka O., Akdeniz N., Behcet L.

CONTACT DERMATITIS, vol.52, no.6, pp.314-316, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.0105-1873.2005.00587.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.314-316
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Ceratocephalus falcatus (L.) Pers. (Ranunculaceae) is a wild plant. It grows abundantly in the Van province. The species of Ceratocephalus genus possess irritant properties from the presence of an innocuous glycoside, ranunculin. Here, we document 3 patients who were admitted to our clinic in different times from different districts with a common complaint of a large irritant contact dermatitis, resembling second-degree burn injury after application of a plant poultice. The plant specimens in all patients were identified as C. falcatus and it was assessed worthwhile to report.